He looked me up and down and appraised my earnest eyes and zealous attitude.  He no doubt knew it was masking my nerves.  His polyester suit made me feel silly as I stood in my crisp new one and my shiny shoes.  He wore his experience and I, my “lack of” was an understatement.  With…

Tim and I sat in back awaiting the arrival of the guests. It was a hot August afternoon. Just prior to our nephew’s wedding at St. Margaret Mary’s was not an ideal time to let the family know. In the cool, dark quiet I confided that I had filed for divorce the day before. My…

This is a picture I took the day my divorce decree was signed.  I was lying in bed feeling like I could stay there the rest of my life.  What you can’t tell is that I am lying on a tear-soaked pillow.  That morning, I could have sworn there were about three hundred pounds of…

She told him not to open the wooden chest. What secret was inside such that she steered her young new husband away? Red flag. More than once she warned him not to snoop. When his curiosity got too great, he lifted the lid. Two certificates from prior marriages were inside. Laura had been married twice…