You’ve seen those television shows where the woman wakes up before her husband, tiptoes to the bathroom, does her hair and makeup then slips quietly back into bed and feigns waking up gorgeous and put together? I’m sure my kids have their own sick version of that trick. While I lay peacefully asleep, they’re whispering in the dark, morning breath carrying sordid plots. Before their … Continue reading Morning Breath and Scheming
You can find the audio version here. Do I have what it takes? Can I make things happen? Should I turn back to what I know? How do I survive? Will I live? Breathe in Breathe out. This is not my writing. This doesn’t skip along with jokes tossed in. This is slow moving and laborious. This is ugly and dirty-bellied. This is dragging on … Continue reading Hopped Up On Despair
Here’s a short tale of a woman facing struggles that you may recognize. Won’t you see what happens? Continue reading Sophie the Non-Committed
Why on earth would I open my mail when it’s only out to get me? Continue reading Why Would I Check My Mail?
When you’re on a journey to living a more fulfilling life, the road isn’t always clear or easy, but take heart. Continue reading Distant Bells and My Voice
I found some old clothes of mine recently and it was like traveling back in time. Continue reading Finding Old Clothes
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.