This Minchin Monday has been cancelled due to a story about which nothing is funny. Jessica White was fatally shot on Wednesday, June 21. By today, a gofundme.com campaign in her name had raised $10,000 in 72 hours. All of the money is going toward her funeral expenses, with all remaining money going toward her three children. Seventy-two … Continue reading Jessica White and No Minchin Monday
I walked into work today to find a gift certificate to The Plaza on my desk. Well. It was in my keyboard. Along with the crumbs of countless cheddar jalapeno bagels and the dried remains of sneezes past. It's pretty biohazardous in there, if I'm honest. The gift certificate was from someone I interviewed last … Continue reading A Veteran and a Gift
Hey guys. It's been a long time. I'm sorry. Really. But I've been trying to readjust myself from tropical paradise to actual, you know, life. I've been a little blue. And a lot distracted. And I'm sorry. So I have some catching up to do, first of all: Here's a Timmy for you: Here and … Continue reading Reservoirs and Garbage
I have three photos to share. As the girls' birthdays (May 18) draw near, I've been thinking back to pregnancy. I gained almost 100 pounds over 9 months with the two of them. The doctor told me to be ready for them to come from 36 weeks on, while full term for a singleton is … Continue reading Fires and Water
My managing editor texted me at 3 a.m. this weekend. It happens sometimes. If I hear it, sorry Jon, I often ignore it. He doesn't usually text past midnight. Had I heard this text come in I'd have answered it immediately, though, because unlike a question - "what's the name of the third kid from … Continue reading Minchin Monday and Hot Damn!
So. That story about Ellen Paquette and her harp of awesomeness - which is named Oleander, by the way - spawned a series. Stories of the many hospice volunteers who also do cool shit. It really is amazing that volunteers provide the majority of services at Hospice of Warren County. What's so very cool about … Continue reading Hospice and Volunteers
Here's the story I was interviewing Ellen for when I posted that delightful photo of High Tea at the Arbor Tree Cafe and Tea House last week. Ellen plays harp for Hospice patients. She's becoming a Certified Clinical Musician. Read all about it here!