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High-Risk Love

Taking the chance to love someone who suffers from addiction is often not a choice, as they are almost always our family members or close friends. Sometimes, however, we do have a choice and go into it eyes wide open. This is a story about what happened when my son and I chose to take that chance, for love.

Rome Skyline

To Freedom

Take a journey with me across Italy and Spain and discover what singular moment on this trip helped me to truly understand what it means to be an American--an encounter with an Eastern Block youth--that would change my life forever.

USA Flag
Christmas Tree Pick Up

The Greatest Gift My
Parents Ever Gave Me

During a chance encounter when I was 15 years old in a Toys R' Us one Christmas, my parents gave me the most precious gift of all.

Donating Blood

Neeko's Beginning

When my son, Neeko, was first born, he wasn't producing his own platelets.  Thanks to six donor-platelet transfusions, his tiny life was saved.

This is the story of how I almost lost my infant son, how he was saved by anonymous donors, and the decision I made six years later to pay it forward--a decision that would forever enrich my life.

White Bed Linens

Wanted: Revenge

I never thought I'd be searching for a couple of thugs on Craigslist to exact my revenge and get a little poetic justice, but there I was.

The expression, "Hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned" could not be more true. Neither could this story.

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