Creating Culture

I always talk about my blog posts with my husband, and quite often incorporate his comments into my posts. This post however is from him, his words, his impressions. I’m honored to present to you my wonderful husband: Rick. What comes to mind when you think of “Culture”? For me, it’s a sense of community,…

Sil’s Not So Fairy Tale

Hello there, Please stick around while I pour my soul into these pages as I think I owe you all my story and how I got here… “Once upon a time there was this beautiful (at least her Mama thought so) little Brazilian girl who lived in the Amazon (well, not literally in the jungle,…

Depression

I was saddened to hear earlier this week that actor Robin Williams passed away from a suspected suicide. Various sources reported that he had been battling severe depression for quite some time. Some individuals even called Robin Williams selfish for committing suicide. Depression is a topic not often talked about in the open, is often misunderstood,…

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Stars and Dots

Recently, a child asked me “whose mom are you?” to which I politely replied that I was no one’s mom.  I thought we were finished with the conversation until the child continued with “well, what are you then?”.  I’m sure I came up with something witty and clever at the moment, but that question still…