Music

Happy 67th Birthday, Peter Gabriel!!

Today is Peter Gabriel’s 67th birthday (as well as my best friend Nate’s 36th  birthday).  I have been a BIG fan of Peter Gabriel and his music for the last two decades.  So here is a little backstory about how I became a Peter Gabriel fan. Continue reading “Happy 67th Birthday, Peter Gabriel!!”

Family

Family Legacies

Recently my father sent me some old family photos that I had requested after Grandma passed away.  And some of them are REALLY old.  With so many of our relatives having suddenly died in the last year, I suddenly felt the urge to help keep the memory of my ancestors alive by displaying these old photos of them around my home just like Grandma had done when she was alive.  So check these out….. Continue reading “Family Legacies”

Deep Thoughts and Wisdom, Family, Uncategorized

Christmas Memories

As I try to make the most of this Christmas away from my family again, naturally my mind wanders to happy memories of all the past Christmases I spent with my family over the course of my lifetime.  Here are some personal memories of mine from Christmases long past that I now share with you here: Continue reading “Christmas Memories”

Family, Loss & Grief

A Year of Silence

One year ago today I received the worst news of my entire life:  that Grandma—my beloved adoptive parent, caretaker, and sturdy Rock of support—had suddenly passed away at home without any warning.  I hate this day, and I will hate this date for the rest of my life. Continue reading “A Year of Silence”