Meet My Friends, Irrational Fears

Meet My Friends, Irrational Fears

There’s a reason you won’t see me jumping from a high pier into the deep, dark ocean, like my nine year old daughter did today. It’s because I have Active Irrational Fears, and they are large and always sit very close to me, breathing on my cheeks with dubious...
The Abominable Hate Monster

The Abominable Hate Monster

I don’t like to write about The Bad in life. I mean, I write about it because it helps me deal with it, but, like many writers I follow, I largely keep the dark stuff to myself. The news, the internet, the radio, it’s all full of The Bad right now, full to bursting....
Why fish heads?

Why fish heads?

Don’t you look delicious today! I ran into my friend Annie at a water polo tournament last weekend, because if you want to locate me at any given moment on a weekend, your first stop should be at a water polo tournament. Annie said, “I love your blog, but what’s...
The month of May

The month of May

Here I am, sitting on a mustard bedspread, thinking about the Mays in my future Ah, May. The busiest month outside of December, full of graduations and weddings, parties and thank yous, goodbyes and tournaments, fundraisers and performances. May equals the last wave...
*SPOILER ALERT!* It All Comes Back to Gratitude

*SPOILER ALERT!* It All Comes Back to Gratitude

I have noticed that Achieving Your Goals is a trending topic on many of the blogs I read lately. It seems a common thread in this arena is not only visualizing yourself achieving your goals, but also speaking your goals out loud to yourself and others. Talking to my...
Mother’s Day When Your Mom Has Passed

Mother’s Day When Your Mom Has Passed

I’m going to start a club for people like us, people who’ve lost their moms. We will have our annual meeting on Mother’s Day, in the 2nd largest banquet room at a fancy hotel. If your mom is alive, you will turn right at the massive bouquet in the foyer and head...