We all know that our first responders– firefighters, police, and EMS workers– face danger and unpredictable scenes every single day. It is a risk that they and their families are aware of with every good-morning kiss and goodnight embrace. Continue reading “What the Loss of Chief Michael Fahy Meant in My Fire Family”
Today’s piece is a photo post of what I love. And, as it turns out, I love food.
Thank yous are an order to the magazine world, publishing world, e-zine world, and online blog world. Planets in which I was trained to live and believed that I would do so for decades. Thank you to the entire editorial universe for unanimously rejecting me.
Your firefighter, society, and personal stories can teach you only a couple things about dating a career firefighter. To save time, I have compiled a thorough list of pointers I wish I had known before The Man became a career firefighter.
Throughout my life, I’ve been criticized for how I approach nearly every human interaction. I don’t hold back, and I don’t hide what I want.
Things happen in life and you learn who has your back and who doesn’t. One truth I have always held is that of all the people who have come and gone, my three sisters have been the greatest allies.
Whether has been in my own relationships, someone close to me, or someone about whom I’ve stories; whether it’s putting a positive or negative, still an unrealistic, spin on the romantic situation; people too often let preconceived notions squander any chance of future connections and romantic growth.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s easy to say what you want and perceive to be romantic, right? But take a moment to think about how that has changed over your years.
If there’s one thing that I can’t say enough, it is this: the key to success in any interaction is open and honest communication. It’s not just how we portray ourselves, but how we perceive others’ actions, words, desires, and needs.
Continue reading “From the Heart: Dealing With Grief and Loss”