Being Brave: Can We Speak AND Listen to End Gun Violence?

We are here again. Heartbroken, incredulous. Perhaps some of us are even desensitized. I sure hope not. It hurts. This place of fear and uncertainty. Yes we need thoughts and prayers. We also need to speak up and speak well. We cannot name call and dehumanize even those of us who act inhumanely. By dehumanizing … Continue reading Being Brave: Can We Speak AND Listen to End Gun Violence?

The Cadence that Keeps Me Moving Forward

Written By: Meggan Sommerville I often find it interesting the ritual of sitting around the dinner table on the last Thursday of November and talking about what we are all thankful for. This is not a tradition that my family ever observed. Our Thanksgiving dinner consisted of the normal trappings of turkey, stuffing and potatoes but … Continue reading The Cadence that Keeps Me Moving Forward

Farewell, Nina: A Eulogy to Me in Order to Remind Me How to Live

I wrote my own eulogy and I realize I'm not quite living the life I want to live. I'm not sick, or worried about getting sick or dying. I was inspired by a woman in Florida who wrote her own obituary while she was in hospice care.  I love her brave ability to write about … Continue reading Farewell, Nina: A Eulogy to Me in Order to Remind Me How to Live