The Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

Today I turn 42 and what I have learned so far about the meaning of my life, is that the most important things are to:

  1. Love Yourself!
  2. Take care and love of your family and friends
  3. Be kind
  4. Respect the Earth and all its creatures (except spiders ;-))
  5. Chase sunsets

I have so much gratitude and appreciation to all of you who have sent me Birthday wishes.  Thanks for showing me sooooo much love.

xoxo,

Em

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1973

San Francisco, California

This is my Mom & I the year I was born.  She took me to California to live with her sister for a year.  I didn’t learn this until I was in my mid 30’s.  Apparently, after I was born my Dad was acting like a drunkn’ fool so she left.   He cleaned up his act and she moved back.   As far back as I can remember I don’t have any memories of my father as a drinker. I always remember the straight and narrow man and have never seen him drunk to this day.

This will always be one of my favorite photographs.

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