Pay Attention!

“You are supposed to pay attention in Mass!” Allie admonishes me. At eight years old, she is very aware of “the rules.” As an active child who would always rather be outside playing than inside doing anything else, she has heard this from me many times. I was sharing...

Gobble You Up

“We have to eat his body?!? “ Allie turned to me with eyes open wide and a face of shock and surprise. She just turned eight, and she has been sitting in Mass hearing these words, “TAKE THIS ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT, FOR THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR...
A Tribute To My Mom

A Tribute To My Mom

My mom gave me many things. She gave me an unwavering confidence. She gave me joy in the face of disaster. She gave me a love for the silly. But one of the things I treasure the most is she instilled in me a love of words. I have very fond memories as a young child of...

Adrift At Sea

About 15 months ago, I was hit by a tsunami. Swiftly and unexpectedly, most everything I had come to know in my life was gone. In a matter of a few days I lost my mom, my job (where I was a respected and successful director of a large sales team), my child’s school...