If I Knew Then: Things I'd Tell My Younger, Dumber Selves

I've been doing some thinking about what I'd tell my younger, dumber selves, I suppose because my present self needs the help too. It's funny how I can learn something--sometimes over and over again--and still need reminding about it....more

Because I was taught right

Childhood with my grandfather was serene, magical and enlightening. I remember waking up every morning to the melodious hymns of my saint like grandpa I fondly called ”aata”. On days when the milkman did not show up, I would accompany my aata on short walks to the barn to get some fresh milk while soaking in the sights and sounds of a glorious city at sunrise. He would smile peacefully as he greeted passers-by. Some would touch his feet and aata would bless them in abundance. ...more

This Is Either Madness Or Brilliance. It’s Remarkable How Often Those Two Traits Coincide.

Reason number 25 to move to Costa Rica: That happy surprise about the Tico genius and sense of humor. ...more
Love the giraffes!  Off to read some more...  :)more

Darkest Day of the Year: The Fire

 It was December 21st, in the year 2003. I remember it clear as day....more

Who She Was...Who I Am...

My Grandmother was at every school function, volunteered for every field trip and never missed an activity. I never really thought about the 'how' when she did that and still provided for us. I guess I was a just a kid and expected it. Looking back I realize she was an entrepreneur before it was the thing to be. My Grandmother has creativity in every finger. She sold hand-painted glasses, artwork, acted as the local seamstress, fixed things, cleaned houses. You name it she did and she earned from it. ...more
That's so wonderful to realize what person influence the person you are today.  Your grandmother ...more

Of Monsters and Men

Friday, November 6What was your biggest fear as a child? Do you still have it today? If it went away, when did your feelings change? I was scared of all the BoogeymenThe creatures of the nightWho bumped and prodded in my roomThose webbed toes that caused me frightI got scared when doors would creak and squeakWhen no one was aroundMy night night light was not as strongWhen my teddy bear could not be found...more

How J. K. Rowling Raised Me

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.— J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban...more

My childhood fears I can now laugh at.

 Every child has fears.  It's reasonable because a child has not yet developed comprehension of the world around them and how it works.  Shadows on the wall at night that move are ghost or monsters that will attack when they close their eyes.  ...more
Childhood fears can sound so silly and irrational. But they are so real for a child's mind. I ...more

I Coulda Been a Doll Doctor

One topic that was suggested as a possible post for NaBloPoMo was a toy that I wished for when I was little. I had a lot of toys, and usually the things I really wanted appeared on my birthday or Christmas. ...more

Do You Remember Your Childhood Friends?

I had the BEST friend when I was a little girl. I mean it, we were absolutely perfect for each other. How can you go wrong when your best friend shares the same first name AND middle name as you? We were twins, we were in seperable....more