What Gwen Might Say by Sheryl Lynn

“OMG, Gwen!!!  Wait til you hear this!!!  The guy I like, you know, the one who’s not been around, sent me FLOWERS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY!!!  Not only that, he was ALL OVER ME last night!!!  WHAT’S GOING ON!!!  Gwen, call me like RIGHT AWAY!!!  I need you to tell me […] Read more »

$2.67 Including Tax by Sheryl Lynn

8 February 2015 I wanted to buy someone a single rose.  The grocery near me sells nice single roses.  I went into the refrigerator, looking for just the right rose.  I found one that was blooming nicely.  It was magenta and quite large.  Gorgeous! I asked the distant young girl […] Read more »

Cod Up In The Moment by Sheryl Lynn

Instead of spending birthday money on a useful new parka or some other piece of useful apparel, I decided to put the same money into buying something that would make my dog Laila ecstatic. Her continuing presence in my life at age 16, 21 months after a diagnosis of terminal […] Read more »

World Alzheimer’s Month: Alzheimer’s And The Open Sesame Effect by Sheryl Lynn

My friend Gwen Weaver passed away today.  I don’t know what caused her death.  She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside.  She was elegant and playful, she was dedicated and goofy, she was creative and a badass.  I remember how much fun we had […] Read more »

Book Review: Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear In the Refrigerator? by Sheryl Lynn

My friend Max Wallack and his former middle school English teacher Carolyn Given have written a book I hope everyone will buy.  Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear In the Refrigerator? An Explanation of Alzheimer’s Disease for Children, is a beautifully written and illustrated guide dedicated to teaching children about what […] Read more »

The Unexpected Soulmate by Sheryl Lynn

Have you ever met your soulmate?  What do you think makes a soulmate, and what do you think makes a soulmate relationship? Is it easy?  Is it permanent?  Is it what you thought it would be? I define a soulmate as someone who is a friend of someone else’s soul.  […] Read more »

The Joys Of Not Being Understood by Sheryl Lynn

“No one understands me, and no one ever will understand me.” When the person at the other end of the phone said this to me, I understood the frustration of not feeling understood. Have you ever felt misunderstood?  Have you ever felt no one could understand you? I have.  I’m […] Read more »

Grieving The Ungrievable by Sheryl Lynn

I wrote the following article six years ago for the website http://www.dogsadversereactions.com   In this moment, it’s the best I have to offer following the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado, and now in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  What can one say when faced with sudden death, violent death, senseless death?  How can we […] Read more »