Paul, Ringo, Annie, & James

When Paul McCartney announced his tour late last year, Mike decided this was going to be the year we brought Annie and James. Sir Paul is getting up there in years (he just turned 77), and even though he always ends every concert with “see you next time,” you never know when he might decide…

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This Is Spohrty

Hey so, I turned 40 on Thursday. The big four-oh. I’ve been treated to an AMAZING birthday week by my family and friends, and it’s made me feel so special. On Monday, my oldest friend, Tara, threw me a surprise party at her house. I was actually surprised, too!!! I had a great time celebrating…

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Thousand Oaks, My Home

I’ve had this window on my computer open for two weeks, the cursor blinking over and over. But I didn’t know what to write. The words are gone. On November 8, we woke up the news that America’s latest mass-shooting had taken place in my town, Thousand Oaks, California. I grew up in Thousand Oaks….

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This April

Well. My least-favorite month of the year is here. April, I hate you so much. It’s nothing personal. The ninth anniversary of Madeline’s death is this Saturday. My friends are wonderful. They text me to check in, send jokes to make me smile, or little notes to let me know they’re thinking of us. I…

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Island Dreaming

Okay, last day of trip posts, I promise! On our second day on the cruise, the ship’s port of call was in Nassau, Bahamas. We didn’t end up getting off the ship for a couple reasons. The first was that I spent a large portion of the day in conference sessions. The second is that…

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