Let’s Lighten Up, Friends!

Today I'm inclined to take my YogiTea bag message as universal truth. "The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment." What if it really were this simple? What if we could experiment with life and play and help make the world a better place and enjoy vacations and love our kids and be present … Continue reading Let’s Lighten Up, Friends!

No one belongs here more than you.

Eight years ago friends gifted me a collection of stories by Miranda July. I read the first story. It was good - quirky and real and good. Then work distracted me. Then I misplaced the book. But I never forgot the title.   "No one belongs here more than you." It's the kind of statement … Continue reading No one belongs here more than you.

Like David & Maddie

Moonlight Come play with me, love You, a David Addison And me, Maddie Hayes Paying homage this Valentine's Day to my all-time favorite TV romance with a little haiku, as one is wont to do. The chemistry between private eyes David Addison (Bruce Willis) and Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) was so much fun to watch. Next … Continue reading Like David & Maddie

Can’t Remember Facts? Me Neither. And I’ll Never Judge You.

    Like it was yesterday, I remember the day I realized that my brain does not retain facts. Boston, 1995. I was 25. My new boyfriend at the time was the kind of person who could - and I'm sure still can - read an article or watch a show and file away the … Continue reading Can’t Remember Facts? Me Neither. And I’ll Never Judge You.

The Sweetest Week: Revving Up for 2016

To borrow a sporting term, the week between Christmas and New Year's is a "bye week." As the rotation goes, it's a week to watch the big game on TV, rather than suiting up. For all intents and purposes, 2015 is a wrap. With a few exceptions, folks find themselves without significant work or goals … Continue reading The Sweetest Week: Revving Up for 2016

What Good Can Come Of This?

Years ago when I was going through a really hard time, one of my dearest friends taught me a question that got me through sleepless nights and has since served me well. "What good can come of this?" It's a hard question to ask yourself when things seem quite impossibly "bad." But it's worth it. … Continue reading What Good Can Come Of This?

Houses Aren’t Showplaces. They Are Workshops.

I'm a big fan of a clean house. Especially when it's my own. But sometimes having a clean house is out of reach. Like when...I still haven't recovered from the 7-year-old birthday party at the house last weekend...or our living room is a staging area for the garage sale on Saturday...or, frankly, we just can't … Continue reading Houses Aren’t Showplaces. They Are Workshops.