Category Archives: Relationships

UPDATE: My Very First Best Friend – Part 2

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about finding my very first best friend’s mugshot on the New Jersey offender search website.  If you missed that post, you can read it here. He’s in jail serving four to seven years for multiple counts of drug possession. I decided to write him a letter.   He responded. Twice! My first letter to him was a bit formal.  Remember, I hadn’t seen or spoken to him in over 16 years.  I didn’t know what kind of person he had become, what state of mind he was in or if he’d even remember me.  I wanted

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My Granny Done Gone on to Glory

I had to give my Granny an edgy makeover while she was living at the nursing home. There’s something about the fabric of a grandmother’s love. It’s warm and fuzzy like your favorite childhood teddy bear. Sweet and inviting like the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven. Tough and wise like an old hardcover book on the shelf at the library…. On January 21, my granny, Lula Saintainia, said deuces and went on home to Glory. I can’t say that I blame her. She put in her time – and then some. At 92-years-old she had seen it all

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It’s The Little Things That Count: A Round-Up of My 10 Personal Triumphs in 2010

Ask anybody who really knows me and they’ll tell you that I am my own worst enemy.  My biggest critic. No one is as harder on me than I am on myself.  I am not one to rest on my laurels or bask in the afterglow of victory.  If anything, I need to learn how to cement myself in the present and pat myself on the back from time to time when a job is well done instead of constantly worrying about the future. So. As the dust settles on 2010 and the dawn of a new year begins to peak over the horizon, I thought

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