September 16, 2020

25 years. A quarter of a century. A passage of time that demarks years gone by but only a tiny fragment of a life spent. Traditionally, a husband would give his wife a silver garland marking 25 years. The silver symbolized the "harmony" that people believed a couple...

August 25, 2020

“In the wilderness you learn how to overcome your greatest enemy: yourself.”~Matshona Dhliwayo What I will tell you may come as a surprise. I was angry yesterday. For the first time in over 2 1/2 years, I felt the tears of red hot anger spilling down my cheeks, a...

August 21, 2020

A quick two day stop in Scotch Creek before heading up to Sun Peaks. Scott has this quiet but commanding presence when it comes to raising awareness for his son. He will ask anyone to put up posters. He has a handy supply of stickers to give away at a moments notice....

August 14, 2020

2 1/2 years now has come and gone. Life has changed me. I was never as strong or as brave or as civic minded as I have become. I didn’t know the simple act of kindness would have such long lasting or stunning results. I didn’t know that I would matter. Look who I have...

Aug 10, 2020

Some days the pain of not having Ryan here with us is unbearable. I yearn for the sound of his voice, his presence that equally annoys and pleases me. All that he was and is sometimes feels completely lost to me; an eternity without him. But then I will be reminded,...

July 27, 2020

Adventure is a state of mind. You can travel the world and visit the most exotic places or find yourself in your own backyard with a glass of rose and the well creased pages of novel read many times. It isn’t the act that inspires the feelings but the commitment to...

July 17, 2020

Happy birthday to the woman that gave birth to me. Quite a feat I suppose in its self. But how do you impart wisdom, kindness, self reliance, and comfort into a tiny human when you are not always confident in these qualities yourself ? A monumental task for any...

July 3, 2020

The moment I laid eyes on you Ryan John Marcus, I was fundamentally and forever changed. The day that I lost you had an equal and devastating effect. Both life altering. Both borne of love. I am determined to bring you...

June 21, 2020

Happy Father’s Day to the General, Papa and my dad. Age continues to soften you. Always do you try to cater to our wishes with a cheerfulness that is not just reserved to family. Your generosity extends to all those around you. We are lucky to have your love and your...

June 21, 2020

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” ~Denis Waitley You make me happy. Your patience, everlasting love and timeless commitment to me paves the...