Donna Smaldone
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Sunday / January 29 / 2012

Spilling my guts

I love how author James Altucher describes himself in his Twitter profile, “For some reason, I’ve turned myself inside out and all my guts have spilled onto my blog. One day I’ll run out of stuff but not yet.” Read the full story…

Thursday / January 26 / 2012

I remember everything except the actual crash – part II

I remember everything except the actual crash. Seconds afterward, my eyes shot open and my senses came to life. All except sight. I was blind.

Trying frantically to look around the car, I saw nothing. They say when you lose Read the full story…

Sunday / January 22 / 2012

In receipt of bonafide hate mail

Twenty simple seconds can wound someone beyond repair. As quickly and powerfully as you can communicate your undying love and admiration for another, you can cripple someone with harsh, hateful words.

I found myself on the receiving end Read the full story…

Monday / January 16 / 2012

Do you react or respond?

Skip, Brittany, Brody, and I were amongst the new members responding with joy on New Member Sunday at Christ Church (June 12, 2011)
Skip, Brittany, Brody, and I were amongst the new members responding with joy on New Member Sunday at Christ Church (June 12, 2011)

The scorching honesty with which Phil spoke yesterday was stimulating. Never mind that he turned out to be the “killer” at the murder mystery, this boy preaches with the best of ’em. Gotta love God’s sense of humor.

Along those lines, we’ve opted not to call Phil “murderer” (too difficult to explain at church picnics). Read the full story…

Friday / January 13 / 2012

I never screamed

The air smelled antiseptic. The walls were sterile white.

The room which had been so cold just moments earlier was now drowning in warmth as my emotions raced. The similarities were eerie. Read the full story…