My children have a way of bringing me back to reality. Whenever I feel like I am hot stuff with it all figured out, they know precisely which button to push to show me to not get ahead of myself. That there is still much work to be done. Understanding how they got to … Continue reading Not such hot stuff after all
I don’t know much about the Economy. Experts in the media all sound very intelligent and knowledgeable and they are also exceptionally successful in making me feel stupid and often afraid. But time and time again I hear how the x or y is higher or lower or grows faster or slower than the economists … Continue reading It’s the economy, stupid.
Caleb Keeter of Josh Abbot Band tweeted: I've been a proponent of the 2nd amendment my entire life. Until events of last night. I cannot express how wrong I was. [...] We need gun control RIGHT. NOW. [...] *** We will all awaken. No doubt about it. Only... How many more lives will it take? … Continue reading Las Vegas
Hello, you, Stereotypical Millennial. I just want to say: I like you. I am a gen-X-er and I sometimes hear from my peers how you, Millennials are. Just. The. Worst! You know. You have heard it all. Entitled. Lazy. Unable to follow directions. Unable to function without being given directions. Addicted to your electronic devices. … Continue reading In defense of Millennials
It’s been a few weeks since my daughter started elementary school, but dropping her off at the bus stop still feels like a big deal to me. Frankly, some days, like today, I turn into a teary-eyed pile of mush once that bus leaves. Seeing her look at me from a distance with a half-smile … Continue reading At the bus stop
I have binged-watched TV series before. Not in a while though. I hear that there is SO MUCH good TV these days and I get recommendations from people on occasion. But, frankly, it all seems so saturated with darkness, that it is rather uninviting, to say the least. I realize that many TV series these days are … Continue reading This new TV show? Thanks, but no thanks…
When I first started this blog, it was by some inexplicable impulse inside me. I had a story that I wanted to share and sharing it made me feel good. I didn’t have a plan or even any kind of general idea where I wanted to go with this but this conviction persisted that I … Continue reading To write, or not to write?
Most of my adult life, I would roll out of bed and, half-awake, make my way to the kitchen to make coffee. Some days this endeavor would fail miserably from my grogginess and general lack of focus and attention: I would mess up the water-to-coffee ratio, or not place the coffee pot in the machine … Continue reading On making my bed in the morning
Both my husband and I work outside of home. Where we live, the commute easily takes an hour and a half of each of our days (that’s a full day of work spent in the car each week!) “I am busy” and “I am tired” pretty much became our mantras… Still, when both kids were … Continue reading Drinks on the Deck
Yesterday, was our 12th wedding anniversary. It’s hard to believe how fast it’s gone. I posted this little tribute on Facebook that I would like to share here: In summer 2005, we were homeless, jobless, and in the midst of a transatlantic move. All our possessions, consisting of a few favorite CDs, books, photos, and … Continue reading 12-years married