A wonderful night. Joe Kimutis Kindness Scholarship

Last night John and I walked into the auditorium at Seton-La Salle High School. I no longer get a pit in my stomach when I walk through those doors. That wound has thankfully healed. I love this school. I love the administration working for this school. The first person I saw was Judy Caves, the junior [...]

My tribe.

We had some friends, family and neighbors here last night. One thing I observed is that my life is very full of wonderful, beautiful and caring people. My tribe is rich with love and history. We had lots of great food, drinks and in the late night hours we even sang together. We kept the [...]

Do it anyway.

Mother Theresa wrote the following poem.  I shared this before. I woke up thinking about this and wanted to share again. Be patient with people.  Live this poem: Anyway by Mother Teresa People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; [...]

Day to day.

I woke this morning with many emotions in my heart. As Mother’s day approaches I have been thinking a lot about my own mother. Honestly, I think of her often.  Since my belief is that when she shut her eyes in this life she opened them in the next, I am often curious about what [...]

33 years, Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Today is the 33nd anniversary of my journey through toxic shock syndrome. Things could have ended very differently for me. This is an except from my book, Receiving Birth, detailing that experience. Receiving BIRTH 23 May 2, 1986 – A Friend’s Help I live for vacations! With some level of certainty, I think that I must [...]

Joe Kimutis Memorial kindness and compassion scholarship.

After Joe died,  John, Sadie and I began the Joseph Kimutis Memorial Fund through the Pittsburgh Foundation. As so many people were telling us that the song “For Good” from the Broadway show, Wicked, reminded them of Joe, we thought it important that we continue to do things “For Good” in his memory. With that said, [...]

Time to go.

So, our time here together is coming to an end. One week was not long enough for me. Sadie and I had a nice time together. We arrived last Tuesday. Sadie had a cold which quickly became mine. We did spend a day in the condo with a stack of Redbox movies. Honestly, I was [...]

Time together.

It is Sunday. Sadie and I arrived here on South Hutchinson island last Tuesday. She was not feeling well. By Thursday I was sick too. So, we rented movies and weathered the fevers and the coughs. Yesterday, we faked it until we made it. Today, we will do the same. It is so nice just [...]

Time.

It is going to be a good day! Sadie and I are going to the airport. We will be spending the next week together, in Florida. I am so thankful and grateful for this time together. During my mother’s last few years she and I spent a lot of time together at our condo in [...]

Happy Easter.

Happy Easter! Easter means many things to people.  As a child, it was a day that we sold flowers at “Tischler Flower Market” located on the corner at my grandmother’s house in Mt. Oliver.  I found a hidden basket, got a new dress and hat and went to Mass. In later years, with my own [...]