I would’ve liked to have had a different life. Different in that I would’ve liked to have been born without a progressive motor neuron disease, to be able to take … Continue Reading Honest Gratitude
I have never liked the word “blog.” But I have to say, after nine years of writing on this site, I love to blog. Reflecting upon my ninth anniversary, I’m … Continue Reading Blogging Thoughts
Getting personal. If I truly believe in life after death, then… I profess to believe in the afterlife. But do I really mean it? Do I act on my faith? … Continue Reading Eternal Life? Really?
Heaven touching Earth… Even if you’re not Catholic, you’ve probably heard that Catholics pray something called the rosary. (If not, click HERE.) If you are Catholic, then you may pray … Continue Reading The Spirit Moves
I was going to start my September update like this: “Christina, how’s your memoir going?” My reply: “Don’t ask.” Yup. It’s been that bad. Ever since I started my attempt … Continue Reading Unlocking My Memoir
Last week, I wrote about my difficulty with Marian devotion. This week, I’m going to share with you some experiences that will make you think that I don’t have any … Continue Reading Prayer Beads & Becoming a Christian
I would like this post to be about how the whole world is now recovering from Covid, a pandemic long in our past, its side effects becoming a thing of … Continue Reading Recovering from Covid
Because of the title of this reflection, you may think that it’s going to be long. But it’s not. I’m reflecting on the writing of my life — my memoir … Continue Reading My Life so Far
This week, I’m letting pictures provide the words as I reflect upon a man named Dan — the man whom I most happily call dad. I hope these photos capture … Continue Reading Pictures of My Father
As I wrote in my previous post, Donna Marie DeGuglielmo was my friend, who’s passing on November 19, 2021 has affected me more than I would have imagined. Sometimes, you … Continue Reading Donna: Poet, Cheerleader and Friend
I hadn’t expected her passing to affect me as much as it has. After all, we never met in person. It was her need for me, or what I perceived … Continue Reading Who Is Donna DeGuglielmo?
This might actually happen. For decades, I have been trying to write the story of my life in book form. So many starts have been made that I could fill … Continue Reading Writing Progress on My Memoir
My problem is trust. I can no longer be transferred from wheelchair to bed and bed to wheelchair in my usual way. With progressive motorneuron disease, adaptations are always occurring, … Continue Reading Hope Blossoms: Prayer
I wonder … is this genocide? No, of course it isn’t, I tell myself. Genocide is the brutal, bloody business of exterminating an entire group of people based on a … Continue Reading Too Late for Me
Now for something completely different… I’m sharing a very, very short story written for a writer’s group that I joined last year. Each month, we’re given a prompt upon which … Continue Reading Flash Fiction: Obsolescence
Did I forget to mention? In last week’s reflection, I neglected to tell you, dear reader, that I will be posting every other week in order to find time to … Continue Reading Oops