Love & Loss

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not…

Each of us has our own definition and way in which we express “love”, however, despite the diverse ways we express ourselves, I believe it’s fair to say that there are some things which may be considered universal. Consider for a moment, that your significant other gets some very disturbing news from the doctor (i.e. […]

Ya just never know…

I’ve met many seniors at the nursing facility where I’ve been doing my internship over the past few months. Some of them are still very sharp minded, despite their age, while others are “pleasantly confused “. Both types have a host of interesting stories to share. I would love to sit down with every one of them […]

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne. What, exactly, IS “auld lang syne” you may ask?  Well, auld lang syne […]

The Dreaded Reality of Mortality

When I was young, I thought my parents would live forever – most kids do.  On occasion, the terrifying thought of death would cross my mind but it was always in the form of a car accident or a fire.  Never did it cross my mind that parents age, and in time, lose the abilities […]

10 Years Later: September 11th Remembered

I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t remember where they were and what they were doing when the news broke that our beloved USA was under terrorist attack.  It still seems so surreal. I was crossing through a building on campus (I had gone back to school for my Associate’s Degree) when I noticed a […]

Love: The greatest joy and deepest sorrow

A poem I wrote in January, 2010…a few months after a horrible breakup and what remains one of my greatest heartaches to date… I met a man some time ago… he touched my soul, he made me whole. Although we wanted different things, each day we laughed; he gave me wings. The conversations that we […]