Fathers…

I have written a lot about my family over the years and with Father’s Day fast approaching I started really thinking about my dad, Norman Andreas Rudy or Andy, to all those who know him. He’s as salt-of-the-earth as they come. I learned creativity and workmanship from both my mother and father. However, I remember being young and working with my dad in his woodshop having the best conversations and learning to make something out … Read more…

GOT What did you think?

Yes, I am a Game of Thrones fanatic. I didn’t want to be and the first time I watched the series I was mostly confused. Who the hell were all these people? There were too many storylines. Too many main characters getting whacked and what is it with all the sex! After the first season faded to black and the series really took off, I was still confused but tried to embrace it. I wanted … Read more…

From A Distance…

PLEASE SHARE: A couple of weeks ago my husband, Jeff, and I decided to go to Florida to get the reconstruction going on Jan, my mother-in-law’s, condo. Hurricane Michael had decided to do a little remodeling. Her condo is on Panama City Beach, and even though the roof was removed, furniture destroyed and walls torn down, she’s still one of the lucky ones. Lucky, in that she and my sister-in-law, Julie, were emergency evacuated before the storm … Read more…

A Bittersweet Anniversary…

This morning I woke up and literally the first thought in my mind was, it’s been a year. It’s funny, this past year I didn’t measure time in the traditional January to December, but rather October to October. I went and re-read my blog post from just days after the shooting at Route 91 and became quite emotional. I felt so much during that time and needed to find release and reality in saying the … Read more…