It was as if a million voices cried out

I took the photo above on a trip through the detour around the California wildfires last summer. It looked like even the sun was on fire. I didn't live anywhere near the fires, although I did live near enough that the Bay Area was covered with smoke that pushed air quality into hazardous ranges that... Continue Reading →

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Michaela’s 30th Anniversary Today

I just wanted to remind you that we will be holding the remembrance for the 30th Anniversary of Michaela's kidnapping today. Details are in the flyer above. If you can make it, I would love to see you. If not, we will be live streaming on Michaela's Facebook page starting at 5:15 p.m, Pacific Standard... Continue Reading →

Loss in the shadows

Funny how sometimes you do something, and only afterwards realize that what you were actually doing was something totally different. I know this statement probably makes no sense. But I spent this morning roaming around Lake Chabot looking for my missing kitties. Someone on the street had recently trapped the cats on our street and... Continue Reading →

The naked tree

In my last blog entry I posted a lot of pictures of "Michaela's tree," with years and years of ribbons hanging from it. Then later that day I got this text message from a friend of Michaela's. I was shocked to see this tree standing there with every trace of all the love we had... Continue Reading →

I apologize, but I just might explode

Okay, I've been a little crabby lately. My new anti-seizure med, keppra, is known for making people irritable and depressed. It took awhile for this side effect to make itself felt. I think as long as things were sailing along in life, it was cool. What I have found to be true about depression, though,... Continue Reading →

What about Michaela?

In just a few months now, it will be the 30th anniversary of Michaela's kidnapping. Two months after that, it will be Michaela's 40th birthday. I am still kind of lost as to what to do about this. The normal, regular thing, tying yellow ribbons on the tree at the market? I don't know. I... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Michaela

I was watching¬†Call the Midwife the other day, and one of the characters said, "The future is hidden from the young. That is perhaps their blessing, and their curse." My mind went immediately to one of the images that always comes up for me, just caring for Michaela as a young child, playing with her... Continue Reading →

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