Writing My Obit

Okay, don't panic about the headline. I'm not really writing my obituary, and I'm not dying. I am, however,  thinking about my eulogy and what I would want somebody to say about me at my funeral. I know it sounds morbid, but stick with me. A few days ago, I found out about a tragedy in the family of one of my dearest college friends. His brother and  sister-in-law died in a car accident while their 16-year-old daughter was driving. She accidentally went off the edge of the … [Read more...]

My friend Amy

  Should I choose pink polish or clear? I wondered as I sat at the nail technician’s station last spring for a manicure. As I pondered my shallow conundrum, the salon door swung open and a frail looking petite woman entered the room and threw her tiny arms around another nail technician’s neck.  “Oh, it’s so good to see you,” she said in a vibrant voice that defied her waif-like frame. She sat next to me and introduced herself as Amy. We talked about everything from our nail … [Read more...]