Category Archives: Bam

I’ll celebrate you, Bam…

I debated about whether or not to post this deeply personal piece. Bam passed away on January 19th, and I chose to speak at her service. Public speaking is far from my forte, and I wasn’t certain that I could … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…from the elevator…

Merry Christmas, Everyone! Regardless of what you celebrate, I love that this time of year, we can celebrate the people we love and share our joy! To all my family and friends, know that I love you, I appreciate you, … Continue reading

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Downsizing Blues

It’s my next to last night at the Otter house. I have the tears dammed up, but I know that will only hold so long. I rub Skyler on the back and look at how he’s suddenly turned into a … Continue reading

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That is one handsome boy you’ve got there, ma’am…

Years ago, in some backwoods restaurant, bar and tack shop, after several rounds of golf in a far-flung locale, my dad unwittingly insulted an infant. He told the young mother that she had a fine, handsome young boy, to which … Continue reading

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The Happy Jar 2015

   So, I started a project back in January, filling a jar with slips of paper. On each one, I wrote something happy about that day. Initially, I didn’t put in a lot of notes.As the year passed though, I … Continue reading

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An Ode to Joy

October, November and December, up to now, have been filled with exciting, wonderful things. My wild toad ride across the U.S. with the pups, Bam’s lung tumor dying, and a truly joyous Thanksgiving. Now we add in my parent’s 30 … Continue reading

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Blessings for Bam and Papa!

Hi y’all! So the big news…Bam completed her three radiation treatments to combat the very tiny tumor in her lung!  She has been truly amazing, positive and stoic through a tremendously difficult time, managing intense pain caused by sitting still … Continue reading

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