The need for heroes, an introduction

"Behaviour that's admired is the path to power among people everywhere" ~Beowulf, Seamus Heaney Every one loves a great hero story.  We line up in droves to see the latest superhero movie.  We cheer on the protagonist in an action feature as he annihilates bad guys left and right.  We find ourselves tearing up as … Continue reading The need for heroes, an introduction


Finding the miracle in the little things

Wow. It has been one crazy ride these last few days.  A few weeks ago our HVAC unit stopped working at peak performance just in time for a record breaking heat wave.  Our tankless water heater, not to be out done, has been experiencing a nervous breakdown and we have had surprise hot water shortages. … Continue reading Finding the miracle in the little things

It’s a purple butterfly zebra kind of life

Here I sit, at quarter to eleven in the morning, in my pajamas with absolutely no intention of getting a shower.  To be quite honest, I'm actually afraid of the shower and how I am going to feel afterward.  Anyone who has experienced chronic pain and the accompanying fatigue will understand...the shower is just a … Continue reading It’s a purple butterfly zebra kind of life


If walls could talk…

This past week has been nothing short of a whirlwind.  After being TDY for two weeks, my husband took some time off to tear the house apart and repaint.  It has been seven long years since we last painted the walls and, believe me, this venture has been desperately needed.  Now, here I sit, amid … Continue reading If walls could talk…


A brief trip through Wonderland

"Who are You?" said the Caterpillar. "I-I hardly know, Sir, just at present- at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then." ~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland I can really relate to this sentiment, especially after the diagnosis of … Continue reading A brief trip through Wonderland


Paul’s thorn and the wounded warrior

"...there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.  Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.  But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'  Therefore I will boast all the more … Continue reading Paul’s thorn and the wounded warrior