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May 1, 2024


The producer from Nashville is coming to my house tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock which means I have 12 hours and 24 minutes to stress out about…uh….I mean….completely panic….well, what I meant to say was…practice singing into the mic just in case he makes me sing tomorrow while he’s showing me how to use my […]

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April 30, 2024

That’s Not Something You Write Every Day #7

I know I already told this story in the last post, but here it is in run-on-sentence form: That moment when you are so excited that your song finally got released that you decide to have dessert after your delicious meal at Asian 1 only to discover that the “mango ice cream & sweet sticky […]

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April 30, 2024

That’s Not Something That Happens Every Day #20

Celebrated the release of my latest song (“Redeemed”) today by going out to dinner at Asian 1 with the husband. It doesn’t take much to make me happy. What didn’t make me so happy was my dessert pursuit. 😂 First, they didn’t have dairy-free sticky rice. So, I tried to get Ken to go to […]

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April 27, 2024


This picture was taken five years ago after “I Am Broken” premiered at the Tulip Festival Concert at Bethany Covenant Church. It was a surreal night. Instead of holding all my trauma inside and continuing to keep it all a secret, I put myself out there big-time. Here’s the thing. I’m not the only one […]

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April 16, 2024

That’s Not Something You Think Every Day #17

I went to check my dahlias a few weeks ago—the ones I’m trying to overwinter in the garage—and they’re all dead. (These are the tubers from my mom. I’ve talked about them before.) I have a sneaking suspicion that she is looking down from heaven saying, “I told you you wouldn’t be able to keep […]

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April 15, 2024

That’s Not Something You Say Every Day #12

What? I could have bought a baby weeping Alaskan cedar for 29 bucks (instead of $100) to celebrate 15 years out since my cancer diagnosis? A. This is the yellow variety and I wanted the blue one. B. By the time this slow-growing tree reaches maturity, I will be dead.

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April 14, 2024

Jelly-Belly Hangover

I should be outside admiring my pretty flowers in the sunshine instead of slipping into a Jelly-Belly hangover nap on this fine Sunday afternoon.

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April 11, 2024


Ran into a little hiccup planting my commemorative tree. But, Ken and I persevered and got it in the ground. Now to sit back and enjoy watching my long-coveted Alaska cedar (“Weeping Alaskan Blue Cedar” according to the tag) grow as I celebrate another 15 years of being cancer-free.

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