How The American Dream Nearly Destroyed Me

Reflections On A Wasted Life, And Why I Don’t Regret It. They really should have seen it coming, my parents. After 4 years of college, my mother graduated with the ability to speak, read, and write French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Latin. Imagine the opportunities available to a woman with those skills! Unfortunately, this was … Read more

Some Shockin’ Good!

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland The Internet is a Strange and Wondrous Thing Especially for people with Attention Deficit Disorder, like me. I woke up this morning wanting to text my daughter, to share a memory. Some background is in order: My family’s ancestral home is in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. … Read more

My Father: A Study in Selflessness

A Memoir (The transcript of the eulogy I gave at my father’s memorial service) My father once apologized to me and said, “The shoemaker’s kids go barefoot and the baker’s family goes hungry.” He was commenting on his 27 years as an Air Force chaplain, when his duty frequently took him away in the middle … Read more