Ten years ago, I had my first window office at Expedia.  Lynne was my best friend.  She endured inexplicable pain and rose from it like the phoenix on her shoulder.  Brian was and still is my best friend.  We road the bus together to work.  We’ve had a million arguments that we’ve repaired since then.

I lived with Ross.  I thought he was my soulmate.

Therese had chestnut hair.   Then she appeared in a Dove commercial and became the mother she always aspired to be safeul of the previous marriage. (safeul intentionally spelled as such)

Lily Armani looks as gorgeous then as she does when she was hosting my going away party.

My grandmother, father, and Kathy were alive.  They are no longer.

My brother in law was alive then.  Strangely I miss him more the longer he is gone.

What a difference a decade makes.

Posted by Jason Krech

Faith, accountability, and dismissing any notion of being flawless are benchmarks of cool people. (Opinions are my own and represent no organization, corporation, or other entity I may be affiliated with.)


  1. Darleen McColley-Guzik September 15, 2015 at 01:43

    You’re soooo right on that comment….what a difference 10 years make! That’s why we have to make the most of every day we are each blessed with.



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