• Kayaking Into the Sunset: Our Bioluminescence Tour in Titusville

    Kayaking Into the Sunset: Our Bioluminescence Tour in Titusville

    There are only five places in the world where one can find bioluminescence like this, and Titusville is #1 — and only a forty-five minute drive away from our home. Off we went on our latest adventure!

  • My Memory List: An Exercise For Mental Health

    My Memory List: An Exercise For Mental Health

    My lovely friend Mindy does this fascinating thing where, at the start of a given year, she writes down all the memories she wants to create — and then blogs about them as she intentionally makes those memories, a loving time capsule of joy. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a glorious exercise in positive mental health.

  • On Identity and Grief: I Am Not One Thing

    On Identity and Grief: I Am Not One Thing

    Who wants to read from every chapter in a very jumbled and random book? It’s then that I realize: there it is again, that very complicated grief. The only person who’d want to read that book would be…

  • The Prodigal Father

    The Prodigal Father

    Tonight, I’m left wondering: How was Telemachus supposed to feel after his father, Odysseus, returned home–and learned that dear old Dad like… slept with all these chicks and endangered all his crewmates and MAIMED SOME RANDOM CYCLOPS WHO WAS SIMPLY MINDING HIS BUSINESS?

  • Death Diaries: Part Two – The Redemption Arc

    Death Diaries: Part Two – The Redemption Arc

    On Friday, we drove sixteen hours to return home from Arkansas to Florida. This second trip was largely for Jason. Sara Lou had called again last week, this time to tell us that Randy was in a hospice center, not dissimilar from my mother’s, and that he’d taken a turn. This time, he was actively dying. I swear, only Jason can visit a dying man and instill in him a powerful will to live.

  • Death Diaries: Part One

    Death Diaries: Part One

    I can’t decide if I’m feeling my mother’s presence now, as we accompany the dying process with Jason’s father, or if I’m simply reminded of her own journey to death. Their two journeys couldn’t be more different, though… mostly, anyway.

  • The Five Health Rules of Hashimoto’s

    The Five Health Rules of Hashimoto’s

    There are five rules you should super duper follow if you have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Let’s learn why.

  • Favorite Toys & First Memories

    Favorite Toys & First Memories

    Today’s bloganuary post (“What was your favorite toy as a child?”) ties into something I’ve been tossing around in my heart — the concept of first memories and their impact on you and relationships. In my first memory, I was clutching my favorite toy, a stuffed puppy, and screaming for my mother. I was somewhere […]