Green Eggs & No Ham?

Happy Friday, y’all! Recently I’ve been asked a few times what the heck is up with my chosen URL name (greeneggsnohamforsam). So I thought I’d let you into my world a little more, and explain why I chose such a kitschy name. First things first, my name is Sam. But you already knew that. I […]

Lessons From My Mother

Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving. –          Gail Tsukiyama A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the things I’ve learned from my father. Because I love and adore my parents equally, I have […]

Lessons From My Father

It’s only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home. It’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. – Margaret Truman Over the past few months, I have been trying to strengthen my relationship with my dad. It […]

On Being Bullied

When I was younger, I was teased. A lot. With a seemingly extra long ugly duckling phase, I went through middle school with the typical “nerd” look (although I was a champ in avoiding anything remotely related to overalls): thick-rimmed glasses, blue-wired braces, a lack of any fashion sense – I was hot stuff. And […]

Had I Known You

Vibrant. Social. Lively. Kind. That’s how everyone describes you. Had I known you I’m sure I would have agreed with them. You weren’t all that tall, but you had a presence about you. You made yourself known when you walked into a room – not in a pompous, arrogant sort of way, but with the […]