Lost in Transition

I have led a life full of plentiful EMWA. From growing up in the suburbs of Detroit and spending my summers on Michigan’s Lake Charlevoix to attending Northern Michigan University (in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula), serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer on Antigua, recruiting for Peace Corps out of offices in Detroit and Chicago, living in LA […]

Grams

  I have a much longer tribute to my Grams Cooper in the works, but it is going to take awhile to get just right. Instead, I need to share that my beautiful grandmother passed this week at 96 years of age. The past year had been a tough one after she fell last spring, but the past […]

Lovin’ Me Some Winter!

Ok, so in case you have missed a post or two, Terry and I moved back to Chicago last summer after five years of living in New Orleans. While in NOLA, we made it back to the Midwest every summer numerous times, but only made it back for two Thanksgivings and two Christmas vacations. While […]

Giving Care to Z

  Caregiving is a complicated business. It is hard, but also rewarding. It is painful, but also results in humor and positivity. It is a challenge, but I find I am grateful for the extra burden. I haven’t been in a dedicated caregiver role for another living creature close to me in awhile, but since […]