The Postman

"You made Mrs. March feel like she could see again. You made Ford believe he was part of something. You give out hope like it was candy in your pocket."

Robert Heinlein

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."

Gilda Radner

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”

Patrick Overton

"When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly."

Day 3: Good Enough

  I was losing the light fast and still didn’t have my picture for the 30 day challenge. I was tired and more than a little hungry. It would have been so easy to turn around and go back home. In fact, the little voice in my head was daring me, all the while assuring me that I had already …

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Day 2: Fitbit vs. My Left Foot

  The sun was beginning to set when the ‘lil Fitbit hooked to my waistband decided to attempt to motivate my left foot. Let me tell you, it wasn’t a pleasant discussion. It went a little like this… Fitbit: Wait. WUT? You aren’t thinking about calling it a day yet, right? Left Foot: Ummmm… Well, yeah I was. Fitbit: Not …

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Day 1: On My Way

“I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”  Carl Sagan Several years back, while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, I got totally slammed by a huge wave. In a moment of panic, I couldn’t figure out which way was up or down. My heart was pounding and my lungs were aching for air. When I finally …

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A Box Filled With Love

  Do you have a moment or two? I want to tell you a story. For a period of time now, I haven’t felt very motivated. You maybe even noticed that I have not been writing since November. The truth is I have been pretty down for no good reason beyond the fact that after 30 years of raising children, …

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Moments Not Captured

Dedicated to Haley, Zack and Korey… It has taken me more than a week to find the words to write this story. It’s the story of 19 hours of courage, faith and love leading to the birth of my grandson, Korey Evander-Ray Wilkes. The story of 19 hours that I failed to capture a single photograph with my camera… From …

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