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

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


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

Where Do I Begin?

It was Saturday, a beautiful fall morning in 2017, a morning to enjoy the trees, chrysanthemums, pumpkins and scarecrows that adorned most houses I passed by on my leisurely weekend runs. Attempting to roll out of bed, a searing pain that traversed from the left shoulder midway down my back hit me like a ton … More Where Do I Begin?


April has always been a month I looked forward to. The greyness of winter transforms to a myriad of greens, yellows, pinks, and purples as the temps begin to rise and the sun decides to keep me company practically until my bedtime. More importantly, two of my favorite people celebrate birthdays in April. To say … More Parkinson’s

Keys View

Always game for a scenic overlook, I was excited to find that Joshua Tree National Park was home to Keys View where landmarks such as Coachella Valley, the San Andreas Fault and the Salton Sea are visible. On clear days, Mexico’s Signal Mountain, approximately 90 miles away, is visible. Located 21 miles south of the … More Keys View

The Desert

“I don’t see the desert as barren at all; I see it as full and ripe. It doesn’t need to be flattered with rain. It certainly needs rain, but it does with what it has, and creates amazing beauty.” – Joy Harjo.