“Stop trying to be what others want you to be. Be who makes you happy and do what makes you happy. If people fault you for that then they aren’t worthy of you anyway.” My Grandma The quote above is something that my grandmother told me right before she got really sick. It is a piece of advice that I will never forget and I try to live by. There are times when I get off track with it but when I get back to following it I notice how different my attitude is and how much happier I am.Read More →

“It’s important when you are creating something, that material is sacred. It’s between you and the page. Nobody else should be there in the room in your head. It’s just you saying what you need to say. After that’s done, then you need to make the decision about whether or not you want to let this be so public after all.”   – Elizabeth BergRead More →

“I think there is a choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.” – Muriel RukeyserRead More →

I follow Jeff Bulas (click his name to check out his bio) and enjoy reading the posts that he writes and shares on his site. I found this one particularly interesting and wanted to share. You can find the post on his site by clicking the link below. 7 Deadly Sins of Blog Post Writing – Written by Janice Kersh If you see this image you have navigated to the right post. Image SourceRead More →

I could go into a long story about how my husband and I rarely go out to eat just the two of us and that we choose A&M for our “date lunch” but anyone who knows me knows that although I can cook and I like to do so we eat out a lot. I have a picky eater in the house and get for lack of a better term pissed off when he won’t eat what I make. Therefore we eat out or order in A LOT; as a family and when it’s just my husband and me. Now I will say that myRead More →

I could go into a long story about how my husband and I rarely go out to eat just the two of us and that we choose A&M for our “date lunch” but anyone who knows me knows that although I can cook and I like to do so we eat out a lot. I have a picky eater in the house and get for lack of a better term pissed off when he won’t eat what I make. Therefore we eat out or order in A LOT; as a family and when it’s just my husband and me. Now I will say that myRead More →

Have you ever formed an opinion on something and with time completely changed your mind? I know I have. Multiple times actually. I’ll be the first to admit that I sometimes jump to conclusions and form opinions without giving the subject the attention that it deserves before doing so. I like to think that as I get older and wiser I can learn from the past, others, and allow myself to change my mind. That’s not as easy as it sounds come to find out. BUT it can be done. Those that know me are aware that I have moved recently (just over a yearRead More →

What would the average citizen say if it were proposed the police officers be assigned to a neighborhood which was inhabited by no one but criminals and those officers would be unarmed, patrol on foot and be heavily outnumbered? I wager that the overwhelming public response would be that the officers would have to be crazy to accept such an assignment. However as you read this, such a scenario is being played out all across the country. We are Correctional Officers, not guards, who are people that watch school crossings. We work at minimum, medium, maximum security Correctional facilities. We are empowered by the stateRead More →

*work is copyrighted* (Written in April ’99) Becoming an adoptive parent isn’t as easy as some may think. There are many processes and avenues you could turn down on the path to a child all your own. A prospective parent has some responsibilities to follow before, during, and after the adoption process. The following is the process my mother and father followed when they adopted me. There are quite a few agencies that you can go through. My parents went through the Catholic and Jewish Adoption Services. First there was an application form to fill out, followed by an in-home interview. In order to beRead More →