Pace of Life

I read a meme on Facebook that said it’s okay not to be busy. I read a blog post today that said we should allow ourselves transition times between activities. Madeleine L’Engle used to talk about making time to just “be.” All of these thoughts ask us to consider our...

Facing the New Year Alone

I’ve lost count how many of my close friends or acquaintances have become widows or widowers this past year. I’ve talked with a few of them throughout the year. I remember being angry when my husband died. Angry at life I think because we all did whatever we could to...

Voices and Choices

I talked about this in another post on this blog, I am changing the title of my book in progress from Hotdogs Are the New Broccoli, but I have not decided what that will be. Those who are new to this blog may not know that my book is about a woman who becomes a widow...

Random Acts

I was trying to figure my life out today. Simple! Not really. I have noticed my life is random. I get nothing done on some days and little done on others. I am easily distracted and easily frustrated. So I decided to think things through in a journal and see if there...

Intertwined in Real Life

It’s been a while since I posted here. I told you I had been to a writer’s conference and sailed on the Schooner Mary Day and stayed in Camden, Maine at Bed and Breakfasts. These are the things in my book. Sydney is a new widow who hopes to sort out her identity as a...

A Tale of Two Widows

I know two widows, and their widowhood is very recent. One has been a widow for a week, has a teenage child to worry about and the other has been a widow for four months. They married into the same family, and both are widows because of suicide. One is still asking...