The October Birthdays

Some might think that growing up sharing your birthday month with someone in your family would diminish your own. In our house I grew up sharing my birthday WEEK with two other people under the same roof. My Dad kicks off the week on October 15, my brother October 17 and I wrap it up …

This is the year..

The entire goal of this year is simple in theory but difficult in practice: give myself a fucking break. Physically, mentally, emotionally. I will have two major surgeries within 8 months of each other. Foot surgery came first. Just as I was nearing the end of the walking boot stage, I needed a correction/additional surgery. …