I was slow to “take” to Pinterest. I was slow because I think I never really understood it’s value beyond its uses as a social media tool for anyone ordinary or super-ordinary person hoping to attract more attention to the things they find interesting. It can be that, I’ve realized, but it is for me (and I’m sure for many others bloggers, professionals, creative people, human beings) a really valuable personal tool ....more
Choosing happiness over being right is hard, especially when you know that you are right! But… sometimes being right and focusing on just how right we are blinds us to what exists beyond that. Sometimes, we lose sight of how our preoccupation with our right side makes us under-occupied with the subjectivity of all truths, that everything we know is a product of what we choose to believe of it ....more
What are you up to this weekend? I had all these plans this week to get a lot of writing done here and elsewhere, but then life happened. Summer, sunshine, blue skies, and children make doing things in an ordered and planned fashion nearly impossible ....more
For as long as my children have lived, they’ve assumed that I have only one parent: a mom. I didn’t have a dad because I never talked about having a dad. I never talked about having a dad because, in my mind, I don’t have a dad. Or, I did have a dad, but he died in 2008, two years before my oldest was born.
So, since he wasn’t living when we conceived my first daughter and he wasn’t living when she was born, he had no meaning, beyond DNA, to their lives. So I didn’t talk about him…ever.
For as long as my children have lived they’ve assumed that I have only one parent, a mom. I didn’t have a dad because I never talked about having a dad. I never talked about having a dad because, in my mind, I don’t have a dad ....more
“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life ....more
My little brother graduated from college yesterday at the same school I graduated from eight years earlier. Feeling rather old and sentimental, as I walked on campus yesterday, for the first time in years, I reflected on who I was then, how I’ve changed, and this list of all the things I wish I knew when I was still...more
I think I’ve waited two days to write anything about Listen to Your Mother DC 2014 because I’ve been waiting for the moment when I had something more substantial to say beyond, “It was amazing.” To be clear, it was amazing. The show was amazing. My fellow cast of amazing women were, well, amazing ....more