It takes a village

Holding myself to honesty

When your angst is overpowering

When your angst is overpowering

Slowly I'm finding parts of myself - Part 3

 Turning 50 has been a difficult process.  I thought it would be a piece of cake.  I'm 50 and I feel like I know less than I did 40 years ago.  I have no idea what my children are thinking anymore.  I have no idea how relationships are supposed to work in my golden years.  Should they be easy?  Should they take more work? ...more

It all started with Radiolab

Radiolab on NPR is my favorite podcast.  If you've never heard of it before or know of it but have never listened to it, you're missing out on something spectacular....more

Honesty, wow it sucks

I'm going to be honest with you but then I've always promised to be honest with you and as far as I know have never told a lie.  There are definitely things I haven't talked about, not necessarily out of respect for other people.  I'm not that nice.  Rather, I tend to be embarrassed, humiliated, mortified and just down right ashamed....more

Stuck in the Bog

Have you ever had one of those days, or weeks, or months, maybe a year?  Stuck in a mud bog? Pulling on your pant leg, muscles straining, frustration bearing down?  And you don't move two inches, maybe one inch or 1/2 an inch but not enough to give you hope that as slow as you're going, you are moving.Come on, I think we've all been in that position at one time or another....more

How DO you break up with a friend?

I recently read an article in the Huffington Post, written by Jackie Morgan MacDougall, How To Break Up With a Toxic Friend.  It was an interesting read, informational and I believe, for the most part, right on spot.  But it started me thinking.It doesn't take much.  Why are kids so fascinated by frogs?  Why are ladybugs cute but cockroaches disgusting? What if they switched colors?...more

Marlboro Man is Really a Woman

Yesterday I spent the day with not one, but two Marlboro women....more