I don't write poems anymore. I write press releases and other professional, grown-up things. I don't read novels. I read children's books. I don't save my money to travel to far away places. I save my money for taxes, my son, and wonder what'll be left when I retire. I don't chase after a perfect photo… Continue reading I Don’t Anymore
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Here's the deal - 2014 sucked for lots of us. Sure, there were some happy moments, some inspiring moments, some moments of sheer brilliance. But there were also many sad moments, heartbreaking moments, frustrating moments, terrifying moments, some moments that made you so angry you wanted to pound your fist through a wall. Collectively, 2014 was a troubled… Continue reading Kicking 2014 to the Curb #SomeYearsSuck #HelloFuture
Sometimes when you're potentially (or most definitely) exposed to Ebola and you're quarantined for 21 days, you just go a bit stir crazy. We've all been there. Endless 24/7 news coverage of your face on Fox News with talking heads screaming about how you put the country at risk simply by existing. People on Twitter calling… Continue reading 21 Things You Can Do Instead of Violating Your 21 Day Ebola Quarantine
So we have a black bear. I'm sure we've had them before - the woods across the street are dense and home to a ton of wildlife. They're also protected green space so there's not much back there to disrupt them. Our trash cans are probably a little long in the tooth, and the ones… Continue reading What Kind of Mother Forgets the Rape Whistle?
I don't know what life is like for other single moms, stay at home moms, married moms, bereaved moms, moms who ran away and left it all behind, moms of kids adopted from other cultures, grandmas, step-moms, surrogate moms, or anybody else in a motherly position. I only know what life is like for me.… Continue reading A Day in the Life
I wasn't going to write about Robin Williams's death for a number of reasons. First of all, I didn't live in his head, so I have no right to conjecture about what went on in there. I only know what he shared with the world about his struggle. Second of all, like most of us, my… Continue reading Suicide and Quitting Before the Miracle
This is a post I wrote about 4 years ago, but can't for the life of me remember where I published it, or if I ever published it. I'm not finding it indexed in Google, so, here it is now. 🙂 Snow in twilight swallows everything, a down blanket that smothers all it touches. There is a… Continue reading The Man Who’s Seen You Practicing Yoga
Squeezed into little pockets of time before sleep each night, I recently read yet another Michael Tougias book, because I cannot get enough of his stories of rescue at sea. This one hits a little closer to home than most. It's called Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy. It's about the tall ship Bounty, a… Continue reading Two Weeks in Twilight: Hurricane Sandy Through My Eyes