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They Are All Dragons… #Believe in Dragons

My stomach is already churning in anticipation of tonight’s Little League World Series game featuring Philadelphia’s Taney playing Las Vegas’s Mountain Ridge. Taney’s last game (against Pearland, TX) was a complete nail-biter…and way more stress then I wanted on a Sunday night. I screamed so loud when Tai Shanahan hit that grounder sending Zion Spearman... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Sandra Bullock…and Happy Birthday to Me!

I cannot tell you when I became aware of the fact that I share the same birthday as Sandra Bullock…same day, same year… July 26, 1964. But I CAN tell you when it began to annoy the crap out of me. Back in December of 2009, CNN (along with a number of other news outlets)... Continue Reading →

No One Gets Out Alive

  I was going to say that I’ve been thinking a lot about death of late, but really I think death has been making me think about life. Or more specifically, how to live. Influenced by a recent series of guided meditations along with some concentrated reading of Eckhart Tolle, I’ve been practicing “being in... Continue Reading →

Saved from the Jaws of Death by the Jaws of Life: a love of telling stories + a penchant for preserving history + social media + a father’s legacy = a quite unexpected journey

Saved from the Jaws of Death by the Jaws of Life. A father's legacy leads to an unexpected journey.

Dharma South Philly Style or How to Make an Omelet

Over the years my husband and I have developed a tradition of writing down our resolutions along with a few goals to help us start to move in our chosen direction…some are joint, some are individual. This time last year I have to admit we were both fairly miserable. My husband was in crisis mode... Continue Reading →

Salt of the Earth

Recently I have noticed a rise in discussions on whether or not a woman should keep her maiden name when she gets married. When I was in college in the early 1980's I had a particularly broad-minded professor who had taken on his wife’s name by hyphenating both together. With gay couples now able to... Continue Reading →

What’s In A Name (Part 1)

What does one do when they’ve been given a family name, a weighty name—a name bestowed through multiple generations—that doesn’t feel quite comfortable to bear? Such is the case for my husband. He was named George Diller Herr, III. This was never a name he thought much of or has been particularly attached to. He... Continue Reading →

The Leukemia Card: Yeah, I played that.

  One year and six days ago I received an unexpected diagnosis. I stood at the edge of the cliff and looked straight down into the abyss. It was terrifying. And then it wasn’t. It was a little over a year previous to that diagnosis that I had stood with my feet on a narrow... Continue Reading →

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