Was anyone else afraid of ditching school growing up? I consider myself a risk-taker and a rule bender. My relationship with rules is like a high school relationship. Mostly casual, a lot of talk, and a few scares. There’s also been drama, but for the most we’ve given each other our space. But there was always something about ditching school that terrified me. I never … Continue reading Ditching School
My failing and funny journey takes us back into my childhood where city and suburbs collide. Continue reading City Meets Suburbs
I’m sitting outside a coffee shop watching a mother strap her kid into a stroller. When the hell did I stop doing that? It felt like the stroller phase would last forever. I remember feeling hot by the time I walked into a place after the unfolding and unbuckling and hoisting and buckling of the car seat to stroller dance. I couldn’t wait for it … Continue reading Ramblings of Motherhood
You come up with any brilliant, original thoughts today? That question is a setup. The fact is, of the thoughts that you and I have had today, most of them are simple repetitions of the same thoughts we’ve had over and over for the past few days, weeks, months, possibly years. Our brains like the comfort of repetition. It likes to seek out patterns. It … Continue reading Get Your Mind Right. Be Present.
Crumbling is not an instant’s Act A fundamental pause Dilapidation’s processes Are organized Decays — ‘Tis first a Cobweb on the Soul A Cuticle of Dust A Borer in the Axis An Elemental Rust — Ruin is formal — Devil’s work Consecutive and slow — Fail in an instant, no man did Slipping — is Crashe’s law — … Continue reading Crumbling is not an instant’s Act
My modern-day fables are all about life right now. They are lessons learned, the gray spaces, the fear and loathing, the kick in the ass you might be seeking to get inspired and live your best life as your best self. Continue reading Modern Day Fables
Set a date. What’s the worst that can happen? Continue reading What’s the Worst That Can Happen?
Many of us have had dreams of doing great things only to find that life and our own choices got in the way. These posts are an offer of encouragement and a call to action. Starting late does not need to equal Too Late. Here’s my story…
These people show up to the cafe section with their child– and before you scoff, I’ve got two children of my own– and you know what they do upon their arrival? Proceed to disrupt the thought processes of everyone around them. I get it. People have got to eat. And people have got to keep their kids entertained. But, tell me, what sort of self-absorbed … Continue reading The Barnes and Noble People From Hell: A Rant
Here’s a very short story of suburban dystopia for all those parents who hate play dates. Continue reading Hide and Seek