I Peeled an Orange in the Shower

I peeled an orange in the shower. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but it really happened. There I was, in the shower, minding my own business, when Tiny-Small burst through the door yelling, “I’m hungee, Mom! I’m hungee!” I told her I’d be out in a minute and then I’d get her something to eat. She ran off and I was happy. But, then, she came back. With an orange. I was washing my hair, soap dripping everywhere, when I see a small hand thrust through the shower curtain, presenting me with an orange. “Can I eat this, Mom?” she asked?...more
With those eyes, she gets an orange peeled in the shower. For sure. Love this. more

Colorado Flood Clean-up: I Held a Lifetime in My Hands Today

In my hands today, I held an entire lifetime of memories.Then I threw it away. Pieces of a life built over decades and decades.In my hands today, I held mementos of vacations, trinkets from a career long over, first editions of books printed nearly 100 years ago.Trade journals and huge volumes and certificates that had once been proudly displayed. Gone.In my hands today, I held film reels and photographs and journals filled with handwritten pages....more
@Julie Luek Every act of generosity makes a huge difference. There is so much work to be done. ... more

Putting My Life Online is Not Easy, But It's Worth Doing

I talk about having PTSD and going to therapy and having anxiety and all that because I need to. I need to know that it's out there. I wear my heart on my sleeve because I have to.  I have to because I'm exceptionally good at hiding things unless I force myself to reveal them. ...more
@A Sassy Redhead It is great therapy! :) more

Putting My Life Online is Not Easy, But It's Worth Doing

I talk about having PTSD and going to therapy and having anxiety and all that because I need to. I need to know that it's out there. I wear my heart on my sleeve because I have to.  I have to because I'm exceptionally good at hiding things unless I force myself to reveal them. ...more
@Ali Berlinski Thank you. xo more

Post Office Procrastination - A Guide

What happens when you wait until the last possible minute to ship all your holiday packages? You end up at the post office, impatiently waiting in a long line, so you move to the automated machine, where you end up waiting in another long line, which is where this hilarious post picks up....:...more
@Baking In A Tornado Thanks Karen!!! more

Our 9/11 Stories: Share Your Posts About September 11, 2001

Editor's note: Last year, we called for you to share your posts on the events of September 11, 2001. More than 200 bloggers responded. We're honoring this tradition again this year, and invite you to read these bloggers' stories and contribute your own. -- Julie We've seen a LOT of stories in the media about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. We've also seen, and maybe felt, that many of us are sick of the story in the media. ...more
I wrote about that morning here http://www.blogher.com/morning-september-11th more

Dear Lance (p.s. It's not about the bike),

You don't know who I am, and I am fairly certain that you don't care.  We've never met, even though it feels like I've known you a long time.  In fact, I'm absolutely sure that you'll never catch wind of this message I'm about to write to you.  I'm not sure that anything I could say to you would matter right now, as you watch the illusioned world you created fall apart around you.But I'm going to say it all anyway....more
 @apewilliams Thank you...it's a part of my story I've been itching to tell.  There is more to ... more

Stone Soup Mondays: Best Blog Posts from June 20th to June 27th

Back again for another installment of Stone Soup Mondays, an open thread that collects the best things you read on the Web and compiles them in one space to extend the lifespan of a great blog post by two weeks. If you missed this series in the past, please click here to read more about the impulse behind the idea. ...more

Saying goodbye is hard to do. ... more

Stone Soup Mondays: Best Blog Posts from June 13th to June 20th

Back again for another installment of Stone Soup Mondays, an open thread that collects the best things you read on the Web and compiles them in one space to extend the lifespan of a great blog post by two weeks. If you missed this series in the past, please click here to read more about the impulse behind the idea. ...more

This post is a follow-up to the one shared last week. ... more

Stone Soup Mondays: Best Blog Posts from June 13th to June 20th

Back again for another installment of Stone Soup Mondays, an open thread that collects the best things you read on the Web and compiles them in one space to extend the lifespan of a great blog post by two weeks. If you missed this series in the past, please click here to read more about the impulse behind the idea. ...more

Thank you for sharing my post! This week has been more than a little chaotic and I just got ... more