“Something Wild”

There is no greater way to move me than the pairing of powerful words and creative music!  My latest obsession is with rock violinist, Lindsey Stirling.  Her story is one of persistence and passion.  In a competitive and cluttered music industry, she built her musical success by way of YouTube, where her creativity and unique… Continue reading “Something Wild”


Stunning views from my new temporary address.  The Montlake Cut just feet from my window where the water churns as boats and kayaks and sunburned faces delight in the splendor of continuously warm Seattle summer days.  Mount Rainier in pink glow as sun sets, a reminder of the awesome landscape and beauty that I get… Continue reading 8NE

Big Day

OK…this is getting real! Until the last few weeks, life has been normal…well somewhat normal.  My reflection in the mirror, mostly unchanged and my positive attitude unwavering!  My cancer has been a motivator of positive changes and has lingered in the background of a full and rich life. Yes, I tire easier, my feet hurt… Continue reading Big Day

Defeat Multiple Myeloma

http://www.defeatmyeloma.org Mike and I will be walking Sunday…every little bit helps fund research.  There has been some amazing news for treating multiple myeloma including recent news on CAR-T cells as a “potentially curative therapy”.  Cheer us on, donate or walk with us (or if you’d prefer, there is a category for those who would rather… Continue reading Defeat Multiple Myeloma

Birthday girls!

So many years celebrating our birthdays together!  Love our history, friendship and love for each other!  My heart is full!  Thank you friends!

“Live Life”

“Live Life” by Zayde Wolf spotify:track:6hhvnysh8IFNH8Ts2WQXEO Sometimes I just start singing the chorus of this vibrant song…what could be more inspiring than these lyrics… “Live life, like I never have…live life through the good and bad” Maybe it is because now more than ever I have needed this reminder…it’s been a tough few weeks.  I’m… Continue reading “Live Life”

Song for Ireland

“I stood by your Atlantic sea and I sang a song for Ireland” Our Ireland adventure last fall, took us west to the Wild Atlantic Way and the Dingle Peninsula.  Castles, textiles, pubs, charming towns and driving the narrow, winding roads were the highlights of our visit. A warm welcome and stay at the Bunratty… Continue reading Song for Ireland

The Dublin Pub Crawl

  A toast to all my Irish friends and my colleagues who are Irish at heart!  Since my first Guinness at O’Donoghue’s, to my favorite Jameson at Palace Bar…nights in Dublin were always spirited, fun, with plenty of heartfelt music, good drinks and wide open arms of friendship! I cherish the memories…here’s to you my… Continue reading The Dublin Pub Crawl

What the Funk?

It has been three months now living with multiple myeloma.  It definitely lit a fire in me.  A fire to live life fully, be true to who I am and conquer this beast. I’ve been remarkably positive.  Cancer not going to get me down. Until a sponsored ad came across my Facebook feed from Mayo… Continue reading What the Funk?