The Beast

He looked fierce, basking in the desert sun. This was his territory; I was trespassing. Every fiber of my being told me to run in the opposite direction, to take cover, and for God’s sake, silence that belabored breathing. I heeded that panicky banter for a moment, or two, or ten, and then, I heard … More The Beast


Salvation Mountain

I blame our trip to Salvation Mountain on Covid. Craving a bit of mountain scenery in the desert (I know, it’s a bit unrealistic), I purposefully chose Palm Springs as a stopping point since it boasted an amazing tramway ride into the San Jacinto Mountains. Unfortunately, the tramway schedule had been abbreviated due to the … More Salvation Mountain

Palm Springs Babies

A Palm Springs detour seemed like a good idea during the planning stages of our California road trip. Portrayed on the internet as an oasis in the desert, this Southern Cali city, with its manicured gardens and arid climate, did not disappoint. Downtown Palm Springs was literally a haven for shoppers, foodies and art lovers. … More Palm Springs Babies


I’m not sure how the rest of the world deals with things, but after I received my diagnosis, when it came to telling others, I tried to keep this little tidbit on the DL. I didn’t want to be the fodder for gossip, I didn’t want any sympathy, and, God forbid, I definitely needed no … More Trajectory


It has been a hot minute since my diagnosis, several hot minutes. Hot minutes to feel all of the feels, but also hot minutes to learn a thing or two that I thought worthy to pass along. 2. Move! Exercise, no matter what form, is paramount in combatting the progression. For me, running, biking using … More Lessons

The Power of a Hug

Early Friday mornings are reserved for Daddy/Dave bonding time. My duties as morning dog walker are relieved each Friday so that Dave can demonstrate to his male person that he has adequately kept Conway Junior High free of any squirrel, rabbit or cat (especially cat) shenanigans and tomfoolery. While they peruse the area, I jump … More The Power of a Hug


As previously stated, I had a date with Jesus. Not to get too “churchy”, but I think this needs an explanation. In the Catholic Church, we believe in the Divine Presence of the Bread and Wine, i.e., the bread, or little white hosts, and wine become Jesus’s body and blood in a miraculous event known … More Guidance


It was June 2021, and, to my surprise, this journey had just begun in spite of the fact that I had met more folks in the medical field that year than I had in the previous 50+ years. So, after walking into numerous doctor’s offices, undergoing three hellish MRIs, working with two different physical therapists … More Diagnosis

A Quest

To say that my hand tremors were put on the back burner in 2020 is an understatement. We tried to navigate the long, arid desert of the Covid Pandemic to the best of our abilities. Feasting on homemade bread, hugging our dogs a bit closer, reading copious amounts of fiction, and driving around neighborhoods, capturing … More A Quest