The Gift of Being Human

I’ve had two fairly traumatic experiences with ants. Traumatic experience number one happened when I was about 4 years old. I was playing in my backyard in Texas and found myself standing in the middle of a fire ant nest…

Awakened

I grew up in Michigan where the summers felt like vacation, always warm and fast; and the winters felt like what winters feel like – cold and never ending. The skies are grey for two-thirds of the year. The snow starts in October and lasts till April…

Enough

As I write this, it is only a few days after Thanksgiving and my sister has already been listening to Christmas music for a few weeks. Yes, it’s the holidays. For many, the holidays are a mixed bag. It’s a time of discomfort and joy, peace and crazy, merry and yeah right…