Fear and Self-Loathing in Sacramento

It was a dark and stormy night in late December in a small cow town with big-city dreams called Sacramento that brought Michelle Marie Me into this world. The doctor was leaving for a golf/Christmas holiday in Florida and I wasn’t quite ready to join the world just yet, so he induced labor and I […]

An Embarrassment of Riches

I started writing this post on Christmas Eve 2018, three days after my party celebrating my retirement from the City of Folsom after 21 years of service. The good, the bad, the punching walls in stalls of the ladies’ room so I wouldn’t punch an actual person, such as that annoying next door neighbor that […]

Intentions – Part 1

It is nearing the close of 2020 (see ya!) and the New Year is approaching and with it, the whole New Year’s Resolution or as I have adapted New Year’s Intention. This year is a four-part intention to help me work on the four areas of myself and my way of living that I feel […]

The Promise

“Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim” –Tyler Knott Gregson One of my big little brothers sent me this some time ago, as if in answer to the questions […]

Omission and Excess

“Things can be abused in one of two ways; by omission or by excess.” – Dad Dad was an incredibly intelligent and wise man. Intelligence works best if you are able to have the discipline to make difficult or demanding choices, to be able to see potential disasters or shortcomings in a plan of action […]

Man. Oh Dear, Sweet Man.

Most of you know that I come from a fairly large family; I have one sister who is the oldest, three older brothers and two little brothers. I am sort of the middle child (math is not my strong suit and certainly not fractions or percentages….ugh) so my environment I liken to being in a […]

The Summer of ’89

June 23, 1989 That was the day a genuine, glorious and true miracle did take place at the County Clerk/Recorder’s office and I am here to tell the tale. A young girl in a borrowed and blue Gunne Sax dress held a little baby boy, bouncing him like a bartender working a cocktail shaker, while […]