AIMLESS   -   Amy’s meandering thoughts about life, love and balance

A Letter to My Son Upon High School Graduation

Posted On June 4, 2017

I cry at graduations. I always have. Even if I’m watching a graduation on TV and have no ties to any of the students, the tears still flow. There’s something about the music … the smiles … the hope … the impending change … the families beaming with pride … the pain … the struggles […]


A Woman Who Defines Beauty With Strength and Courage

Posted On April 9, 2017

Lately, I’ve been feeling increasingly proud to be a woman. I have a couple of close friends who are in the midst of epic battles, and I stand by their sides with support and admiration. One of these women just asked me if I think people pity her. Pity is a word that never even […]


Pay Attention – That Stranger Could Change Your Course

Posted On March 4, 2017

As I was setting off on a hike with my sister this morning, she stopped to say hi to someone. Instinctually, I stood off to the side, hesitant to engage, because I had our scheduled hike on my mind. But, today, I was paying attention even though I was eager to stick to our plan. […]


A Time to Write

Posted On November 25, 2016

I’ve been writing since I was a child. Whenever I was trying to figure something out or trying to explain the unexplainable, I would write. The first poem I ever wrote was about the meaning of life. At the age of 12, I wrote that “we are all like seashells on the beach, waiting for […]


Irritate Me Some More!

Posted On March 28, 2016

We all have those trivial triggers in our day-to-day lives — those petty little things that irritate us. For some, it may be their kids leaving clothes all over their floors. For others, it may be guests wearing shoes throughout their homes. For you, it may be when people are talking loudly on their cellphones […]


The Age of Distraction

Posted On December 22, 2015

Last night, I got into bed and began watching the season finale of one of my favorite new shows. I had my cell phone to my right, a dog lay in my lap, and I was ready to escape for an hour of fun television. At one point, I found myself playing a word game […]


Friendship, Fear and the Fight

Posted On October 26, 2015

We have our childhood friends, our college friends, our neighborhood friends, and then we have those friends who just come into our lives when we aren’t even looking. When I met Sue at our kids’ preschool, she was in four-inch wedges and I was in my old-school kicks. We were an unlikely pair, but our […]


An Anniversary Reminder to Love Fearlessly

Posted On August 18, 2015

One year ago today, I was at Tails of Hope with tears streaming down my face. Our dog Gus died suddenly, at the age of two, just the previous day. The doctors said he had an anaphylactic reaction to a bee sting. I was still unable to wrap my head around his sudden departure and […]


Tears Flow for the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Posted On June 23, 2015

On Sunday morning, I woke up to several texts from my 11-year-old daughter Danielle. “Mom, I’m crying so much right now.” I worried as I wondered what could have happened to make my youngest daughter so sad. Her next text explained: “Do you know what Yulin Festival is??? It’s where people from China steal or […]


The Gift of a Headache

Posted On April 17, 2015

As I struggled to sleep for the fifth night in a row, I finally became concerned.This headache was unlike any other migraines that I had ever experienced. This was bad, I thought. Yet, it would turn out to be nothing. However, as the days passed, I considered the possibility that something bad was happening, that […]



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