Category: My Story

MY JOURNEY – July 2016

Working Anywhere I am up north writing this because I really need some uninterrupted time to concentrate on turning my blog into a memoir. I have this week off between teaching classes and some speaking engagements this summer, so I

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LIVING IN THE PRESENT

For years I have heard the term “living in the present” and never really thought much about it. It sounded a bit New Age to me and I didn’t care much to find out what it exactly means “to be

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MY JOURNEY – Cupboards

Cupboards in my brain My father died after only a few days on hospice care. He finally relented and moved into the hospital bed that hospice brought over to his home in the early morning hours of the day he

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MY JOURNEY – The Box

The Box I found the box the other day when I was trying to organize my drawers. It surprised me that I still had it tucked away. Although empty now, it used to be filled with cash. This box was

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MY JOURNEY

Sidewalks As I write this today, the two most important men in my life are in hospice care. One is my father, who has a worn-out and tired heart but a sharp mind. The other man is my husband, who

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MY JOURNEY

Imagination can get you through anything A few weeks ago, I was stuck inside because the outside temperature showed a minus 30 degrees wind chill factor. And I wasn’t feeling well, so I just sat around doodling.I took a large

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This thing in your brain

It was there waiting in 1949 when you were just a little baby born to parents who should never have married. Twice! It was there when you learned to walk and talk. It was there when you lost your first

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NANCY’S JOURNEY

A month away I was sad when I returned home from my wonderful month of October in Red Wing, Minn. Fitting with my mood, the sky has been grey for the last two days. I was awarded the Capstone Fellowship

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MY JOURNEY – Alone

Alone in a crowd I have noticed after this summer of hiking that I never feel lonely up north. You would think I would feel lonely, tramping around in the woods all by myself. I have spent days without talking

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MY JOURNEY

I am a hypocrite I have been irritated for a long time with old friends who do not want to see Barry as he is now. They have told me they want to keep the memory of how he was

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