Author: shannon

21 Jul
Surprise! The unexpected is good for us

The year was 1997. Our daughter was less than three weeks old when my husband threw a surprise birthday party for me that was (surprise!) not so happy....

15 Jun
How to get the homeless off the streets? Give them a home.

They show up in the emergency room and in the back seat of police cars. Sometimes they spend the night in a jail cell. The next day they might be hollow-eyed and hung over, hanging onto a grocery cart, hanging out in front of the...

02 Jun
Lab Staff gifted with the Right Stuff to Study DNA

What happens when local philanthropists put their money where the lab is? Cutting edge technology at KGH that will result in better antibiotic use and quicker diagnosis of deadly viruses...

21 Apr
Mom’s Carrot Cake

It was Easter, after all, and that means the Easter bunny and the bunny means carrots…you see where I’m going with this. Carrot cake....

31 Mar
Shaking hands with Richard Wagamese

I often feel I walk this path of writing alone, but Richard Wagamese helped me (and so many aspiring writers he mentored), believe we are bonded through the written & spoken word....

01 Mar
Facts & Truths about Losing the Boozing

In the spirit of those who have gone before me, detoxing their livers by ditching their drinks, I’m going to toast my monumental effort with a nightcap—err, I mean a recap—of what I have learned from a month without alcohol....