For those who requested, here is the eulogy from my grandfather’s funeral. Colonel John F. Nuding 1923 – 2017Continue Reading... Comments Off on My Salute to The Colonel
I recently had the honor of speaking at my grandmother Bunny’s funeral. After arriving in Texas, I sat down and let my memories of her fall onto the page. After the service, I had quite a few people ask me for a copy of my speech. Below is the tribute I shared with our family […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
We each have unique personalities that shape our life’s journey. I’ve always been vocal, outspoken and action-oriented. I dream big and jump quickly. Sometimes it gracefully works out the way I hoped; most times, however, the journey takes a few loop-the-loops and crazy spins before I reorient and remember life is a roller coaster and […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I had a session with a spiritual advisor once, and almost immediately she told me my life’s ruling value is FREEDOM. As she said it my mind started flipping through memories of decisions I’d made – many of them of the spontaneous variety – based on my need to feel free. Her statement that day […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
On a recent Skype call with my sister (blood and soul) she told me about a study on why women tend to live up to five years longer than men. In a nutshell, the findings supported the argument that women live longer due to the difference in the amount of meaningful social activity they have […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
I can hardly believe it. It’s the final countdown… Only two weeks until this chapter of my solo adventures abroad close and I begin the next chapter of my life’s journey. I am taking time to reflect on the things I love about my life here in Italy. There’s no reason I can’t bring a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Lists: I Heart Italy vs. I Heart USA
I noticed today it’s been a month since my last update so I forced myself to sit down and write to you. I’ve been doing a lot more living and a lot less writing this month; I know you’ll forgive me for that. So… where to start? How about my trip to Sicily where I […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
And a very, merry un-birthday to you! “Twinkle, twinkle little bat, how I wonder what your at…” I woke up from crazy dreams at 10:30a hot as f*ck. It felt like my back was on fire, but it was just 100 degrees outside and I don’t have an a/c. I sleep in a dryfit sports […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Dear You, When you want something with your whole heart you will go to the ends of the earth to find it, have it, nurture and protect it. If you learn you aren’t willing to put in the effort and do the hard work when it’s necessary, then you need to reevaluate if you truly […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
When I was a kid, I loved sitting on the sofa with my Granny watching Family Feud. There was always less feuding on the game show and more Richard Dawson kissing female contestants and battling fits of giggles at some of the absurd responses he’d hear. The show was entertaining. What’s not entertaining are actual […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.