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Raising An Empath.

I have all too recently been reminded how important it is to raise empathists. Too many kids are entitled. Emboldened. Obnoxious. Self...

Fast Food Crack Head.

My mother was a wonderful cook. Even though, in my mind I grew up eating at a prison cafeteria. We barely ever had fast food. Pizza...

The Giving Tree.

I have always loved reading. Mostly, I read non-fiction, but I am not limited to other genres. I would read toilet paper if necessary. I...

LOST.

The other day I stopped to see my father. I saw his name on the wall, touched it, and lost it. What started as a few isolated tears,...

Death Of The Wake.

I have no idea what made me think about this, but I am fully on board for cancelling the obligations of having a wake for a loved one....

Crazy.

I was recently informed I fit a type, crazy. As you can imagine not only was I calm when informed of this, I welcomed the news with open...

Two Years.

Two years ago, I lost my mother. Two years ago, I lost my sage. Two years ago, I lost a pain in my ass. Two years ago, my kids lost the...

The Stages of Graduation from Childhood.

A few nights ago, my eldest daughter declared she was done with dolls. More specifically, her American Girl dolls. My heart sank. It was...

12 Years.

12 years ago, my world changed. 12 years ago, I came to understand the true meaning of sorrow. The sudden passing of my Dad, changed...

Hot Mess Express.

Some days I amaze myself with my outfits, fresh faces of makeup, cute shoes while being all accessorized and shit. Other days, like...

Pate and Brie.

When people lament over gross food from their childhood, I think mine may take the cake. My kids don't have a fucking clue. They complain...

Getting It Right.

Sometimes in life, we are lucky enough to get it right the first time. Other times, not so much. But that is the beauty of living. We can...

Happy Birthday Mom.

Today would have been my mother's birthday. She would have been 76. My mother was a force to be reckoned with. For someone who claimed to...

It Has Been A While.

It has been a while since I have sat down and actually written anything. Mostly because I have found myself being quite reflective...

Finding My Voice In A New America.

Today as I was shopping in a popular big box store, I witnessed something horrendous. On more than one level. I was taking a look at some...

From Down To Earth To Digital.

It seems that on a dime we went from in person, to virtual everything, before we even got a chance to blink. Having the friendly...

The Parent Trap.

I was recently reminded that the hardest part of parenting, is just that, PARENTING. Saying no, disciplining, and occasionally letting...

Deja Vu All Over Again.

This past weekend I was invited to a special service honoring all those who had died in 2020, and weren't able to hold services for their...

Kids Today Are Soft.

I was watching a movie with my youngest tonight, when she mentioned something about the Mother in the movie, and how she was lucky I...

49th Anniversary.

Today would have been my parents 49th wedding anniversary, I mentioned to my girls this morning, as we waited for the bus. To which my...

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