Posted in December 2013

Feliz Navidad, Y’all!

We’re bloated with all manner of cookies and sweets here, but I just wanted to wish everyone a “Merry Christmas” from us. A big thank you to everyone who shared the op-ed piece I wrote that appeared in the Houston Chronicle yesterday. It was shared many times on Facebook and Twitter. Helping me raise awareness … Continue reading


Information overload

Thursday’s talk went well. Although Colman was there with us, he played a game in the waiting room while Kevin and I had the talk. There weren’t any major surprises, but I did learn a few things. Like the fact that nationwide there are only about a hundred good quality donor hearts that come available … Continue reading

Let’s call it pre-owned

I’ve always been an organ donor. Maybe not always, but for sure since the time I got my driver’s license when I turned sixteen. I remember the sour lady behind the desk at the Department of Public Safety in Victoria asking me, “Do you want to be an organ donor?” (You’ve got to say it … Continue reading

Because I know how to use my words

We went out Sunday as a family in search of Santa Claus, lunch and a holiday picture. I know. It sounds mighty ambitious. And it was. First, we headed to Alamo Quarry. As we were parking the car, we saw Santa Claus walking to work. Rowan jumped out of the car and went running after … Continue reading