Driving Through Nevada

Driving through Nevada can be fun, boring, or cathartic. Perhaps traveling anywhere can be any of these--it just depends on where you are personally and what you are looking to experience. My goal on this particular day was to get from Henderson, Nevada and into Idaho. I was unsure about where I might stop and [...]

California to Nevada

Late last week I began some travel with the purpose of visiting family. Since my mother's passing, I have made it my focus to keep in touch with loved ones a little better than I had previously. That was her joy in life--family. So I have been on the phone more regularly and visiting when [...]

The Five Stages of Grief

So as many of you know I have been working through the grieving process. In sociology courses, we cover the five stages of grief as presented by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying. Briefly, the stages presented in that book include: (1) denial and isolation, (2) anger, (3) bargaining, (4) depression, [...]