Category: Family

Fifty Years Later: What if my aunt didn’t pass away at five?

Today is a somber day for me.  Fifty Years ago, my Aunt Amy passed away.  I wasn’t born yet, in fact, I would exist for another 21 years. That doesn’t mean that I don’t feel a connection though. It was 1965 and my dad, his parents, his grandma and his two sisters were visiting a... Read more »

America's Growing Debt: A Reason We Use Drugs and Gamble

Over the past few years, I’ve really tried hard to figure out why some of the people around me just up and start using drugs or start gambling.  My dad, for instance, was perfect for 50 years.  Then around his 50th birthday, out of nowhere, I’m mean really no where he started using crack cocaine... Read more »

Thoughts on Life: God, Modern Medicine, Purpose and Life.

I lost someone very close to me this week.  It’s never easy. I’m fairly green to the losing loved ones thing.  Haven’t been through it too often and it’s got me thinking. Why do people believe in God? I think there’s a multitude of reasons.  One being that it’s how we are raised.  It’s what... Read more »
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My Dad is an Addict, and I am his Enabler

My Dad is an Addict, and I am his Enabler
Right now I am sitting on my radiator staring hopelessly out the window.  Three days ago, I was on top of the world.  I was doing well in school.  I was feeling great about work.  Feeling up about life in general. Then yesterday I got the most random text from my dad at work.  “Hey,... Read more »

It Gets Better: When Parents Divorce

It Gets Better: When Parents Divorce
Do you ever go back and read your old journals? It’s a strange thing to do.  Often, we feel like not much has changed in our lives.  Maybe we haven’t changed at all. Tonight I was going through my old school notebooks looking for one that was empty for my course starting tomorrow.  Instead of... Read more »

My Grandparents are Getting Older- Preparing for End of Life Care

My Grandparents are Getting Older- Preparing for End of Life Care
So recently my family has been going through a lot.  I have been extremely lucky that I am a 30 something and I still have all 4 of my grandparents living. Where I wasn’t so lucky is that when their kids were grown, they moved from Illinois where my parents lived, and off two their respective new... Read more »
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