Learning to Be Free

Have you ever taken the time to read the various definitions of the word freedom?  Most of us have a decent enough sense of the word.  And, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve heard many arguments for and against symbols of freedom and respect or disrespect as it relates … More Learning to Be Free

Baggage Be Gone

We all have baggage of varying degrees.  We’ve all had bad experiences.  It’s what we do with that baggage that can, at times, define us…not as much who we were, but who we are. Over the past 16 months or so, I’ve learned a lot about myself.  I don’t think I will ever stop being … More Baggage Be Gone

Snow is Coming

Got your attention, didn’t I? Ya’ll, it’s only October 14.  I mean, it didn’t even snow until November 13th last year for our first Erie winter.  This Southern household will be much more prepared for the snowfall that will eventually arrive and hang around for 4 or 5 months.  Mike is already plotting his tractor/plow … More Snow is Coming

Up Close and Beachy

Living in NC for over 20 years, I never valued living within a few hours of the beach.  I’m not a fan of the ocean (sharks, people, sharks!) and sand is like the glitter of the coast (that stuff hangs around forever in places it should have never been).  I love the smell, the sound … More Up Close and Beachy