Hold Steady

My phone is always telling me how much time it is to a place I'm not. Example: I just arrived at work. My phone is now telling me it's 19 minutes (including a 1 minute delay) to home. But this is easy enough to ignore--thinking of leaving, thinking of being somewhere else because I KNOW …

Habits???

Let's be clear: the only habits I have are bad ones. Chewing my fingernails. Staying up WAY TOO LATE. Speaking before thinking (I've gotten better, but, man, sometimes . . . .) Leaving crap lying around. Not doing laundry. Not doing dishes. Losing my temper. Gosh can I stop now Here are my good habits: …

Ten for ’13

It would take thousands of words to explain the formative effect music has had on my life. I credit my parents for this, for weaving together a magical childhood for me and my three siblings in which many average evenings were  reimagined in and by music, as my parents became DJs and transported us inside …

It Looks Like This

Think Kit, Day 7. (carves another mark in the wall)Good things happened today: my kids and I shopped for supplies to ready our home for Christmas. My six-year-old, Oliver, beat me in a game of War (*laughing* "I'm so good at this, Mommy!" "Yes . . .  but, Oliver, a monkey could play this game" …

Being Of Use

Think Kit, Day 6. I suspect all of us wait for that moment in our lives when we finally understand why we are the person that we are. (Maybe that moment never comes. Maybe it comes again and again. I don't know.) I had my moment of understanding this year, last month. A situation occurred, and …