Uncategorized


  Hello Readers,   I am sorry my writing over the past couple of months has been so sporadic. I had every intention of starting a new series of posting and revamping the Townhall posts the first week of August, and then life happened.   I started writing this blog, because I wanted to challenge myself to start sharing my untold stories and to create a space where others could do the same.   For a long time now, for...

Read More

For the next few weeks, I am challenging myself to just sit down and write and share. No planning. No filtering. No positioning. No posturing. Editing only what is truly necessary.  I am trying to use my words to show up, to be brave, to be vulnerable, to be real. No promises for how good or bad  or raw or rusty or whatever this will be.    Each day drags on.   Some more than others.   The obsessions. The anxiety. The...

Read More
Confessions of a Control Freak

Confessions of a Control Freak


Posted By on Mar 2, 2015

  Well that one month break I took from writing and blogging for our move to Oklahoma, apparently turned into two. I forgot how much work is involved in moving, and in the five months I lived out of my suitcases I also forgot how much stuff two people and a cat can accumulate over a period of three and a half years in Japan. I am happy to report that as of right now there is one box left to unpack, and one room left to organize...

Read More
The Girl Who Learned to Run

The Girl Who Learned to Run


Posted By on Dec 5, 2014

    Early this past summer I accomplished what was probably one of the greatest achievements of my personal life — I ran my first half marathon.   Correction, I ran, walked, crawled, and cried my way through my first half marathon. Granted I chose for my first marathon to be one of the hardest courses in the world — a course that began on the Great Wall of China and worked its way out into the surrounding...

Read More

This week the schedule got thrown to the wind as you will see below, so I will resume the normal schedule and post on We Make the Road next week.     This past week has been a whirlwind. The day I moved to Japan I cried as I left my home, family, and friends for a world I had never been to and knew little about.   I never dreamed of the tears that would be shed as I prepared to leave a little over three years later.  ...

Read More

O beautiful for spacious skies… For amber waves of grain… For purple mountain majesties… Above the fruited plain… America! America!      Today we begin our July series, America the Beautiful – History Forgotten. In accordance with the patriotic theme of this weekend, where we celebrate the 4th of July, our nation’s founding, independence, patriotism, freedom, and all things America — I...

Read More