ottopalooza. (aka it’s definitely not about me anymore.)

We got a puppy. We got a very happy puppy. We got a very BIG puppy. We adopted Otto from a rescue shelter in Williamsburg VA yesterday, and it truly has been one of the happiest things that I’ve ever done. People tell you that when it’s your own pet, you instantly feel this levelContinue reading “ottopalooza. (aka it’s definitely not about me anymore.)”

getting back what you give.

Today did not go as I thought it would…..and that WASN’T a bad thing. Sometimes something unexpected happens, and it takes you in an unexpected direction…..and it allows you to show genuine kindness and put others first. That was my day today. I was able to catch up with a friend, and do something kindContinue reading “getting back what you give.”

9/11 – remembering what we must never forget.

Tomorrow is the 19th anniversary of one of the worst days in our country’s history. It’s a day that should be a day of mourning, and it should also be a day when we all pause and reflect. I remember so many things about that day, right down to the clothes I wore to workContinue reading “9/11 – remembering what we must never forget.”

how do we fix this once and for all?

I’ve been feeling a little bit of writer’s block the last couple of weeks. I haven’t had much to say, and I’ve been in a really good frame of mind. Today I have a lot on my mind, as I have been feeling a flurry of emotions during the past 24 hours. The shooting ofContinue reading “how do we fix this once and for all?”

the last one (but not the last one).

This is my last post as a 50-year old. This doesn’t mean I’m done with writing my blog….it just means that I’m a year older, and hopefully a year wiser. As Saturday is my 51st Birthday, I’ve been thinking about the key birthdays that I’ve had, and what was so unique about them. 1976 –Continue reading “the last one (but not the last one).”