Living the Ordinary Life: Post #5

Driving down the highway to school, Shaya spotted a billboard advertising Sesame Street Live at the Fox Theatre. “That would be so cool!” he exclaimed. “Would you like to see it?” I asked my 9-year-old boy. “Yes!” “Really?” The thing about youngest children is that we parents forget that they’ve been shuffled along with their older siblings to events appropriate… Read more →

That person you can say anything to, who can be vulnerable with you and you still love them ...

The Nicest People

“I think the nicest people should have the most friends.” ~ Eliana, age 12 You’d think, right? My daughter has always been incredibly astute, a great judge of character, greater even than her open-minded mom, and she is wise beyond her years. So now, as she faces the exhilaration and exasperation of middle school, her commentary on relationships bears ever… Read more →

Happy doesn't make headlines. But it should. That's more newsworthy, more uplifting, than any "news" I read today.

Yesterday’s News

I’m troubled by the way we define “news.” Things that have already happened, bad things usually, and then we watch as reporter after reporter clamors for the same story. It’s worse today than when I was a journalist in decades prior, simply because the Internet presence of news outlets pressures its writers to be the fastest, the first, to post… Read more →


Is Time Real?

I blinked an eye open. The first fingers of light were pushing through the blinds, but the clock still read 6 o’clock. I burrowed back into my pillow, pulled the quilt up to my ears. Beside me, my husband shifted and snored. The house stood still and silent, baked in the warm scent of soundless sleep. An hour later, the darkness… Read more →