I enjoy the fact that I am an open book and am a firm believer that most people, when given all of the tools they need to destroy another human being, simply won’t.  These essays are deeply personal and form the basis of the memoir I am currently writing.

These are pieces of me.  And I am more than the sum of my parts.

Soul to Bear
A look at miscarriages and second chances

A Dozen Years and a Million Memories Later
For me, and I think for a lot of others, today is not just another day.  It is The Day.  It is That Day.  It is The Day That Changed Everything.

The 59th Candle
Those are the sort of luxuries you have when you’re young and full of angst. The sort of things you’re allowed to say, frivolously, for no apparent reason. And though I am still full of angst, the truth is that I’m not as young as I was then. And I am not allowed to be so frivolous. That is what happens when you lose the important things.

Life (And Stomach) Altering Decisions
I went on Jenny Craig.  I went on Weight Watchers.  I tried the Cabbage Soup Diet.  I took amphetamines.  I became a vegetarian.  I tried South Beach.  I followed Atkins. I read diet books the way some women get absorbed in “Fifty Shades of Grey”.  I went Paleo.