Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

Although Memorial Day is traditionally a day of remembrance of our deceased loved ones, lost to us while serving in the military, we also remember those civilians who passed away. Memorial Day  is a day of remembering, reflecting, and reminiscing as we honor those who served our country and those we loved. 

I remember and honor my father, a WWII Veteran. He served in Europe and came home with a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, leaving the military as a decorated Master Sergeant. He came home alive, and married my mom. They had me first, and then they were blessed with four sons. 

Eddie Mack deserves to be honored on this day. 

My son, while never serving in he military, was destined for great things before losing his life to that terrible illness. 

Eric McKee deserves to be remembered on this day.

But, Folks, just take a moment and remember those who are still living. Say "hello" and "How are ya doing?" while you still can.  Don't wait until it's too late. Visit the grave sites of those who are gone, and then pick up the phone or get into your car and connect with those you love while you still can. 

Life is precious.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Terra's Turn

A very happy birthday to my daughter, Terra. She is 43 today. I hope the day is beautiful for her. 

I love you, Terra.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eric's Birthday

I like to keep my posts upbeat, and informative, whenever possible.  I'll try to keep it that way today.

On May 30th, eleven years ago, the world lost a great human being. He was intelligent, talented, athletic, spiritual, kind, and one of the best people I ever knew. He was my son. He passed away at the age of 31, way before he should have. An autoimmune disease dubbed PNH, for lack of a better term, claimed his life. PNH is a bone-marrow affliction where the marrow cannot produce viable blood cells. The platelet cells are the clotting cells, but instead of clotting in a PNH patient, they clump, thus getting hung up in the liver; and consequently destroying the liver. Enough said.

Today is Eric's birthday. He would have been 42 today. He's gone but not

Happy Birthday, Eric. I love you now just as I always have, and I will always love you.

Saturday, May 4, 2013


I'm proud to announce the long-awaited and long-overdue completion of "Consequences" the final book of the "Choices" series. Yes, the series started with Lindy and Ricky falling in love in high school and the choices that not only they made, but the choices of those around them. Consequences is the finale--the end result of how the choices affected everyone. It's only fitting to end the series this way, because choices always lead to consequences.

In paperback:

For the Kindle: