Widow Wednesday: I Don’t Know How

When people ask, I don't know what to say. Because I don't really know what happened to cause Mark's death. The physicians had theories but could never say for sure. It would be easier to be able to say "cancer" or "heart attack" but I can't. Well, I could, but that would be a lie. Instead, I sort of stumble around. I could say he starved to death because he literally did (I never say this because … [Read more...]

The Thing About Ronny

I seem to start most of my conversations about my friend, Ronny, with that phrase. "The thing about Ronny is..." If you knew Ronny Jo Villarreal, you know how lucky you were. If you didn't know her? I wish you had. The thing about Ronny is that she was tough. Ronny was tough without being hard. She took on so many challenges and conquered most of them. We would all be better with a fraction of … [Read more...]

Ready, Set, Get Healthy!

This isn't the post I intended to write about health and fitness and how it relates to me. I was going to do something frothy and upbeat, but I changed my mind. Because, maybe, being frothy and upbeat – therefore avoiding too much honest emotion – has been one of my tools for staying unhealthy and unfit. I've had a few kicks in the pants lately, and am determined to be healthy for the rest of … [Read more...]