Family, Friends, Personal

We all need a Shelia!

I had a sweet experience last week visiting my mom’s friend and neighbor, Shelia, who was my mom's walking partner for over 30 years. Mom and Shelia Now, I’ve had some good walking partners but never one with that kind of consistency or longevity. Thirty years of walks five days a week is remarkable —… Continue reading We all need a Shelia!

Family, Personal

Memorial Day — Utah Style

Memorial Day in the Washington, D.C. area meant a sea of flags waving brilliantly through Arlington Cemetery. It meant Rolling Thunder motorcyclists descending upon the nation's capital to bring public attention to prisoners of war and those missing in action. And, it meant one of our favorite traditions of gathering with friends on the west… Continue reading Memorial Day — Utah Style

Family, Home, Memoir

Welcome to Utah

Since moving to Utah, we have noticed a few things that are uniquely Utah. Take this... Or this... And this... And one of my all-time favorites... I am slowly getting educated on the soda culture in Utah. I've seriously never seen anything like it --places like Swig,  Sodalicious and Fiiz everywhere. These are small soda shops (sometimes nothing more than a… Continue reading Welcome to Utah

Change, Community, Family

A Gradual Goodbye

I realize my blog can sometimes carry themes -- depending on what I'm experiencing in life. Loss is the theme for my recent blogs because that is what is consuming my life right now. Of course you know, my mom died suddenly in March. And while the grief is profound, it is eased by knowing… Continue reading A Gradual Goodbye