My Inspiring Mom

When I was a little girl, my mom read stories to me every night. It was my favorite time of the day because it was the only time I had her to myself. Mom was always a super animated storyteller with her voice inflection and facial expressions. She has influenced my...

Unfounded — Two Years Later

I’m so proud of my nephew. Adam just turned 18 and is now an Eagle Scout. This is a major life achievement! Scouting was a huge part of my family growing up. If you were at my Dad’s Celebration of Life two years ago, you heard Father Joe speak about all of the...

You Are Exactly Where You Need to Be

While strolling through Liberty Station near Liberty Public Market last night, this sign caught my attention. Today is my Dad’s birthday. He’s revealed himself to me this week quite a few times, most apparent in the waiting room of Bond’s Automotive &...

Keep Going, Mitzybell

In finalizing the storyboards for my seventh Kathryn the Grape book to send to my illustrator, I was searching though my folders to find a specific photo of my Dad for a tribute I’m doing for him. When I scrolled through to this photo, I paused. Many people...

This is Patrick

This is Patrick. He is 80 years old. He used to live below me for a few years when I had rented out my home and moved my son and I to a safe place where no one knew where we lived. I noticed Patrick when we were neighbors but I never stopped and chatted with him long...