Beyond the Avatar

Where Will We Go From Here? I have seen a terrible and awesome truth. Few will understand. It looks bad; really bad, until I look beyond what is being spoon fed in constant and relentless streams. There I find glimpses of reality. Beyond the virtual worlds where our “avatar” self is a ruthless villain who…

Wait, We Are Not Old Enough For a Stroke

The last thing we expected Ending up in the stroke unit at St Luke’s Hospital was the last thing on my mind as I pulled out of my driveway, heading South to deliver a wheelchair to a small Mexican town that I previously wrote about. Later that evening, after a phone call to my husband,…

Tough Love Isn’t Punitive

Consequences are Gifts Tough love isn’t punitive. The purpose of tough love is redemption. This means that the consequences that are being faced by the offender should be something that will lead them back to the place that they should be. What does that look like practically from a parental point of view? Today my…

Talking to Yourself Out Loud

I can carry on a conversation in my mind for twelve, solid hours on a solo road trip. This is not the kind of conversation where I am anxious or angry, and dwelling on something. (As if I could stay on one topic for more than three minutes)  These are fun and engaging conversations, where…