I’m a Jersey Girl, and Proud of it!

Describes me and everyone I grew up with to a T! Β This was just too funny not to share!

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Stitches and Fairies

1989, 5 years old As long as I can remember, Dad has always carried a hankie; there's always one in his pocket, ready to wipe my tears and blow my nose.Β  But today it's wrapped around my knee, soaked in blood. Mommy and Dad just separated and we visit Dad on Saturdays.Β  Today he took … Continue reading Stitches and Fairies

Forever in my Heart

Matthew Douglas 9/5/1980-10/17/2000 My best friend. My worst enemy. My brother. 13... Can it really have been 13 years ago? Me, an overly dramatic 16 year-old at the start of her junior year of high school? Him, barely 20 years old, clean for over 2... Tee shirts without long-sleeved thermals underneath; healthy, unbroken skin... A … Continue reading Forever in my Heart

Maxwell v. Murphy

When I was about 5 years-old, one of my favorite songs was Maxwell's Silver Hammer, written by Paul McCartney and performed by the Beatles.Β  Last week the hook, "Bang, bang Maxwell's silver hammer came down upon his head" got stuck in my head and it was driving me crazy because it was the only line … Continue reading Maxwell v. Murphy