9.23.06

Not so long ago, a girl met a guy and quickly realized that her life was about to change.  The intensity of those early days could have become a flash in the pan.  An experience that ended just as quickly as it began.  Instead, it became the beginning of the end of living just for…

Sometimes…

Sometimes, even for this introvert, it’s worth talking to a stranger. Take for example the other day at Costco (no, I haven’t broken up with her yet… just added a spare key to my going-out supplies). I spied, from two rows away, the perfect costume for my littlest one. I’m talking P.E.R.F.E.C.T. down to the…

Not just a silver lining

I’m not gonna lie. This past week was rough. It was full of anxiety, worry, frustration, tears, and feelings of defeat. It. Was. Rough. And while we’re still not out of the woods, we have a plan for recovery and maintenance – and that feels like a life line worth holding on to. But the…

“If it’s wrong, it’s wrong. What’s the problem with that?” ~ M. Ricard

Hatred breeds hatred.  Violence begets violence.  Love fosters love.  Creativity inspires creativity.  Compassion encourages compassion.  Joy… joy is just plain ol’ contagious. I’ve had the most wonderful opportunities to discover (skeptic as I was) a community of creatives whose combined talents and compassion and joy and love could likely vanquish all hatred and violence were…

No more bulk

It’s official. I was never meant to buy in bulk. Only having been a Costco member for six months and only having visited 10 (or less) times, you would think that it wouldn’t be the ONLY parking lot I’ve ever locked my keys in the car in… twice! But it’s true. Never having done this…

… and the quiet. and the calm.

I have written bits and pieces during this transition between seasons (literal, not figurative) and have yet to finish any of those thoughts.  Steeped in the “doing” of life, and (until today) acting as full-time peacemaker, daily events have kept me from the computer.  and the quiet.  and the calm. But now.  here I sit….