Battlestar Galacticast (Podcast)

My husband discovered this podcast by accident, as he read through the Emerald City Comic Con guest appearances. Host Tricia Helfer, better known as Six, and Mary McDonnel, who plays Secretary of Education Laura Roslin, were telling co-host Marc Bernardin how the story development of Battlestar Galactica (2003) hadn't given them the opportunity to perform... Continue Reading →

Please and Thank You

This Thanksgiving Day, my first without my mother, I'm taking a moment to address all those who made our life bearable as we witnessed her memories drift away as she gracefully accepted her fate due to Stage IV brain cancer. Read on... According to my Titi (auntie), my mother didn't hesitate to ordered people around... Continue Reading →

Sakuragicho – Yokohama, Day 6.5 (2019)

By the time the Shinkansen rolled out of Shin-Osaka station, I was already in a panic. The WordPress editor's justify function wasn't working well and the Guttenberg editor had earned my ire. A three hour trip with no chance of publishing post would delay many weeks of meticulous musings and pondering. It would also delay... Continue Reading →

Phone/Text/IM or Visit a Friend

Ever wonder why people keep throwing parties and inviting you, even when you RSVP and don't show up? When you are doing a really good ghosting job but they don't take the hint? Let me shed some light on their persistence: People are social creatures. We need the warmth of human touch. Intimacy. Compassion. Comfort.... Continue Reading →

Good Enough (Poem)

I'm not the best painter,The best writer,The best advocate,But I am a resilient creator, An artist;A mindful visual and verbal communicator. I'm not the best nurturer,The best cook,The best housekeeper, Or the most patient teacher. I'm not a mother, nor a caregiver,But that doesn't define my worth as a woman As a wife;As a contributing... Continue Reading →

The Ranch in Montana

For a couple of weeks now I have been listening to very fervent and passionate retirement plan discussions. Half of my teammates will be eligible to pull the rip chord in the next six months to two years. They are all already in countdown mode or STD - short timer's disease - since they can't... Continue Reading →

Tips To Manage Bereavement

Funeral arrangements, forms, tax returns, and other important documents are a hassle to wrangle, especially if you are far removed from the day to day operations of your loved ones. When my mother passed away she had spared us the ordeal of sorting it out on our own. However, the meticulous planning of an Army... Continue Reading →

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