One Dangerous Question

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Sometimes you can follow all the directions and still end up in the wrong place. I left in plenty of time. I knew my destination, had directions, allowed extra time to park and find my spot along the course. It was my son’s cross country race, one of the last of his highschool career. I couldn’t miss it. But […]

Marks of a Life Well-Lived

Our Final Family Photograph

Eight weeks ago, I wrote a post. If you missed it, you’ll want to read it. It explains things, the reason for my extended online hiatus. At the time, I thought I’d be back in a “couple weeks.” Really? Two weeks? I find it laughable now. How naive. On August 19, 2014, my mom, brother and I said […]

When A Wrong Number Turns Into a Calling


I didn’t recognize the number. Texas. Who would be calling me from Texas? I ignored it, let it go to voicemail, quite certain it would end up a wrong number. Minutes later, I listened to the message. I couldn’t have been more mistaken. What followed that long-ago October Wednesday included a return phone call, a surprise […]

Let’s Catch Up

Chrystal Hurst, Renee Swope & I at the She Speaks Conference in Concord, NC

“Are you Michele Cushatt?” I heard the words as I hustled down the conference hallway toward lunch. Food called my name. Until she did. So I stopped. “Yes, I am.” I reached to wrap my arms around this new friend, always more a hugger than hand-shaker. “Have we met?” I analyzed her face, tried to dig […]