What would Tina do?

What would my daughter have done, if she were still alive? I look to the heavens even now after six years and  still ask myself, out loud at repeatedly, “what would Tina do?”  I know the answer, and it helps me get through some very tough and awkward times.  She died on August 29, 2007, one day before my husband and my anniversary.  “Ouch” say many who find this out. The day she found out she had cancer is just before Thanksgiving, another ‘Ouch’. Her birthday is right before Christmas, the biggest ‘Ouch’ of all. It’s been over five years … Continue reading What would Tina do?


Webster’s dictionary states that ‘withdrawal’ is: “a retreat or retirement especially into a more secluded or less exposed place or position.” My husband and I experienced this syndrome recently.  Not from drugs or from alcohol but from computers, television, cell phone reception, and even radio.  Yes, we were cut off from the civilized world of electronics.  No news, Facebook, the Stock Market, or online games.  Totally isolated from noise.  The only thing we could hear was the sound of pounding surf from the Pacific Ocean, and the pounding rain on the roof of our newly purchased 32′ motor home equipped … Continue reading Withdrawal