Yesterday I was at my chiropractor’s office and she asked me the question of how and when I got into wanting to record my student’s stories. As you can see from my older sister’s shocked expressions, she didn’t realize a baby could talk, but then again I wasn’t just any ordinary baby.I came from the womb curious, wanting to know what people thought. I wanted to know why my sisters hair was brown while I had blonde fuzz on the top of my head.As I grew older I would find the lives of others fascinating. I can remember a trip back to Pennsylvania to visit my grandparents. My parents and brothers and sister and grandmother were taking a day trip to visit the local sites, but I wanted to stay behind to be with my grandfather. I can still recall vividly that day of looking with him at all of his coin collections as he shared what he knew about the coins. We spent time together talking and sharing and I learned so much about him that day.The more I talk to people the more fascinating it is to learn that it is true every body does have a story to tell.I am honored each time I hear the lives of those around me.Read more
On my birthday I had the privilege of having my mom join my class. The topic for the workshop she attended was focusing on childhood memories. The first question I presented was what was your first experience with death. The students wrote and when it came time to share I think each student cried as they remembered an early pain. My mom shared a story I had never known before. I never knew she had a younger brother who died at the age of 2 1/2 from diptheria. I learned so much about my mom during those 90 minutes. I wish she lived close enough to come weekly to my classes. I want to know more about her life and her stories before she forgets completely. It is heartbreaking when you see someone you love start to lose their memories…Read more
Birthdays are always a time of reflection for me. I reflect on the life that I have lived and the previous year in particular.
My 47th year has been amazing and I am looking forward to my 48th year.
This year I have made so many new and wonderful friends that have enhanced my life in every way.
I have moved into a beautiful new space with my precious dog Courtney.
I have run 10 half marathons (2 more are scheduled before the end of this year).
I have been taking conversion classes with Rabbi Sally at Temple Isaiah.
I am grateful for all that I have…and I am looking forward to being 48!Read more
If you are in town on December 7th, please make plans to join us at celebrating the writing success of Katrina Bias. Katrina has just completed her first book entitled: Lessons Learned. She will be on hand to sell her book and sign them for you.
The cost of the luncheon is $35.00 which includes a delightful afternoon of listening to several of my students share their writings and a delicious lunch.
The time is from 11-2 at the beautiful Heritage Palms Country Club.
If you are interested please rsvp by Wednesday, December 5!
This will be a special luncheon you won’t want to miss!Read more