writer. widow. wanderer.
I am a woman who has spent the last decade pondering the confusing—and sometimes conflicting—connection between grief and grace. Passionate about truth in all its forms, I write to explore the intricacies of our shared human adventure.
About a year ago, we joined a class action lawsuit against a number of corporations (US and non-US...
Last night the fireflies were out in force. My deck overlooks a small field and they were going...
Sitting in the library of a castle - yes, a real castle - writing about our trip to Ireland is a...
The waves are small here. No worry of getting wet on my perch above the water. Small tide pools...
Seven of ten days is already upon us and I can't help but feel a wee bit of sadness at the thought...
In our wanderings though the Irish countryside we visited a lot of old cemeteries. Places where...
true stories III
I was so excited to be a part of the latest book launch of True Stories from The Narrative Project. My reading from my piece in the anthology “Arlington” starts around the 54 minute mark.
true stories III
a bad widow
“A Bad Widow” is the story of my relationship with my husband before and after his death. This piece is taken from the introduction and shares a part of my experience as a trophy widow in the middle of a high profile interment at Arlington National Cemetery.
in my words
THE WASHINGTON POST
- 6 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Widow
- Blended Families Bond Over New Family Traditions
- When Family Traditions Change
- Are You Ready to be a Peer Mentor
- 5 Ideas to Make it Through Valentine’s Day Without Your Love
- Unexpected Grief, and Joy, on Mother’s Day
- The Power of Sports
work in progress
A Bad Widow ~ a memoir
Balanced between devotion and devastation, “A Bad Widow” explores the intersection of complicated grief and a hero’s humanity. Reconciling conflicting truths about love, loyalty, and loss, this memoir asks and answers the difficult question, “How can something so breathtakingly painful also be so heartbreakingly beautiful?”