Family

Another day

HUMAN BEINGS MAKE LIFE SO INTERESTING. DO YOU KNOW, THAT IN A UNIVERSE SO FULL OF WONDERS, THEY HAVE MANAGED TO INVENT BOREDOM. (Death) ~Terry Pratchett, Hogfather I wanted to write about Birthdays today. I’ve been wanting to for just about the past two weeks. The thing is, I can’t think of what to write. I

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My friends don’t need me anymore.

New York was an interesting experience for me. It made me realize everything that I could do on my own, and also just how much I loved my friends and Family. The decision to move back to Missouri and search for a job while here was easy to make – and I haven’t had cause

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My Best Friend’s Wedding Ceremony

Dearly beloved, Wait. Wait. Hold on a second. We’re missing someone. Let’s see. We’ve got the bride, the groom’s here, best man/Minister, couple’a beautiful bridesmaids, some scraggly lookin’ groomsmen… A pretty little flower girl, but… Where are the rings? Didn’t we hire a ring bear for this? David! Where’s the ring bear? Phew. Ahem. Dearly

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I ran away from home once.

I wrote this up July 6, 2012, but I thought I would share it here too. I ran away once. It was my baby sitter’s home. She was this mean woman who took care of me and my sister along with her kids. The youngest, (my age) was named Benny and he used to wet

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1782 days

It has been 1782 days since a person I barely new died. I read a blog post this morning that said, “Welcome to the Dead Dad’s club.” It said something about someday, we all become members. I thought, flippantly, “Hah, not me.” Each passing day I think more and more about how my actions, thoughts,

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A Few Generations Apart

My Grandfather fascinates me. I think that’s true for most Grandchildren, though. I know I’m not unique in that when my grandfather starts to tell a story about his life, I sit enraptured listening to it even if I’ve heard the story a dozen times. His stories aren’t about the War, or about being part

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What was your worst childhood memory?

I did a casual Ask Me Anything on Reddit when I was asked about my worst childhood memory. I couldn’t help tearing up while writing my response. I thought I’d share it here. When my great grandmother died when I was 11. Actually a few days before that. My grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease and couldn’t

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Family

In July I made the decision to take a job in New York. By the middle of August, I was living here. I am still not fully unpacked. I got up early this morning for reasons surpassing my limited capacity to think at 6AM. For a while I bumbled around on the Internet, feeling listless.

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Facebook Cover Photo

I’m thinking of replacing my cover photo on Facebook. It is currently a picture of my Grandfather that I took a few years ago while visiting him during winter. I like this particular photo of him for several reasons, but mostly because it is the timeless, classic look I have of my grandfather when I

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Wedding Ceremony

Dearly Beloved, We are gathered here today to celebrate the decision of two of our loved ones. Leif, Meegan… you’ve taken the first step into a larger world. But it is dangerous to go alone, so please take this. The decision to take a relationship to

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