Some blogs are easy to write and some blogs are hard. Today's blog is the hardest one I’ve ever had to write. I’ve started it about 10 times. The thing is, my mom died. At 82 years old, she just didn’t feel well, had a weak pulse, went to the ER, and died. Doug and… Continue reading Goodbye to the Mom of All Moms
"When we don't unpack our bags, we live with one foot out the door..."
Dear Dad, I owe you an apology. Remember after I moved to Washington, and every time I talked to you, you said, "When are you moving back to Utah?" I remember when you finally stopped asking me that. It was after one of your visits to Washington, and, at last, you seemed to understand why… Continue reading Forgive me Dad
At this time of the American Presidential Inauguration, and since the hospitalization of George H.W. and Barbara Bush, I have been reminiscing about the privilege I had to work as the communications director for the Bush ‘41 Presidential Inauguration. I remember standing on the lawn of the flag-draped U.S. Capitol when he said he wanted… Continue reading That Time I worked for the President
It finally came. The day I've been looking forward to for 10 years. I went to see my oncologist yesterday and she said, "Congratulations. You have graduated from oncology." Oncology -- the study and treatment of tumors. The field of medicine that is devoted to cancer. About a month ago I went to the breast… Continue reading Cancer Graduation Day