There are some milestones in life where there is an expectation that we engage in a little self-reflection. Big moments like the birth of a child, or the death of […]
A friend I met when I was 12 is now in critical condition in the ICU. A friendship that started in middle school covers a lot of history. Successes and […]
In my current love/hate relationship with social media its easy to forget why I liked it in the first place.
The people who produce the William-Sonoma catalog are diabolical. Dinner plates in soft pastels, serving dishes with whimsical bunnies, botanical linens all scattered with charming alabaster eggs. It arrives in […]
When my husband and I decided to have a baby reactions to my pregnancy usually included a story or some bit of advice. A horrific three-day labor without drugs, a […]
Been thinking a lot about obligations lately. What you owe to colleagues, family, friends, society – why and how the calculations are made. Fortunately, when I get caught in a […]
Congratulations if you are able to read that word and not hear singing. Unfortunately I both see and hear Topol as Tevye. Always. One of the things that didn’t occur […]
Over the last six months my daughter has had her friends over more often. Especially her friends who are boys. This is not a problem as they are all perfectly […]
The Supreme Court ruling today on the Voter Rights Act is shocking. I am still reading and listening to analysis so I will refrain from ranting at the moment. One […]
Trusty is one of those words that seems lonely without the “my” as in “I have my trusty…” whatever. Wrench. Horse. Sidekick. Duct tape if you’re Red Green. That thing […]
Making new friends is tough. Even more so when you’re on the wrong side of 40.
My friend is grieving. A young person enrolled in her program has died. His fellow students, the staff and instructors are all struggling to understand. Death, as always, brings more […]
As it gets harder and harder to cobble together the time I need to put coherent thoughts in a blog post I am reminded of what a friend says about […]
I recently returned from a (somewhat) electronics free vacation. I still had all my devices with me, I just resisted the urge to use them for work purposes. The iPad […]
My friend and her family are moving away. Not just to another city or part of the country, but to a distant continent. The likelihood that I will spend time […]