The Masks We Wear

As Halloween approached memories from my childhood are bubbling up to the surface. One in particular captured my attention.   When I was about five, my Uncle Ed created a costume for me. Tradition was that we dressed up, went trick or treating around the...

Renewing My Vows

Upon wakening one morning earlier this week, I pulled the blankets up close to my chin. This was the first indication that there was change in the air after weeks of heat and humidity that I thought I had left behind when I moved to California. Stepping out of bed,...

Are You Afraid of the “C” Word?

  A year ago, almost to the day, I settled into the driver’s seat of my car, with the key poised near the ignition, and I heard the words:    “If you can’t commit to yourself, how can anyone else?” An earthquake reverberated through my body that shook me to...