Not Everyone “Gets” Grief (ask our dog)

Right. So it’s the Olympics now and I’m super into them. I thought I was the only one but my friend Haven is also super into them and she doesn’t even remotely seem like the type of person who would be. (I don’t think Haven reads my blog which is good because I definitely just […]

Well… Happy Holidays and half flags…

I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin which has been making headlines lately for terrible reasons. Specifically, a person plowed their SUV through a holiday parade in a Milwaukee suburb, murdering 6 people and hurting over 60 individuals – many in critical condition and hospitalized. From talking with beloved family members from my three families (husband’s, my […]

Get It Out: Art Saves

I just got news that a rather big happening which was going to change life as my husband and I know it is probably no longer happening. It was all probably not but maybe happening… then definitely happening… and now… probably not happening once again?! Life, man. It’s a real thing. Before that ambivalent-yet-leaning-towards-bad news, […]

What Do You See?

This post is about death, grief, loss, unexplained happenings and also murals… Fair warning and, if you’re here for the murals, just scroll down to the end. The Context/Background So I wrote a ghostly storybook ⬇️ And in this book I summarize all the scary, unexplained and sometimes magical stuff which happened when my husband […]

Life After

My mind is taking things into its own hands lately. I think this because on Tuesday I had some epileptic twitches in my face and through my fingers which aren’t supposed to happen. The electricity is breaking free. Oi. So I think my mind took care of that because I slept so deeply Tuesday night […]

Genetics: Gene, Gene, Gene, Gene… GOOSE!

Pour a glass of something strong because I’m inviting you to embark upon a potentially life-changing genetic adventure with me. Or don’t read this and drink your whiskey in peace. Either way, my GP referred me to a genetic counselor last winter after I received somewhat dodgy mammogram results but the geneticists never returned any […]

Anniversaries and Holidays Which Evoke All Emotions

When you experience loss, you suddenly have new days to dread. Or celebrate. It depends on how you’re coping with your loss. I honestly don’t know anyone who genuinely looks forward to a death anniversary like “OH WOW IT’S ALMOST THE DAY MOM DIED. I CAN’T WAIT TO CELEBRATE HER!!!” but I’m sure you’re out […]