Something amazing happened to me last night. During a track workout, no less. The fact that I even wrote that sentence is so odd, because I don't usually do track workouts. Or really run that much. But this year I'm attempting to do things outside my comfort zone. Or just try new stuff. I am… Read More
This is a story of renewal, perfect for the Spring. This tree you see endowed with so many glorious orange orbs was, not so long ago, a barren and unhappy thing. She was planted in the area of my yard most welcoming to citrus. By that I mean it was hot, sunny most of the day, and protected from the wind.… Read More
Lamprocapnos spectabilis, known as the Bleeding Heart flower I don't really fancy labels. I'm not speaking of the paper kind, but of the kind we affix to each other. I don't much like them because they have a tendency to be overly general. Yes, we can be crazy one day, but then so grounded the next.… Read More
I find it soul satisfying to use something all the way to the very very end. You know, squeezing that last little ooze of toothpaste. Or putting a bit of shower water into the bottle of shampoo to make sure you’re getting the last bits out. Plucking the last piece of wood from the pile. Staying on my… Read More
Call it the law of attraction. Or karma. Or just a spectacular coincidence. But what would you call it if you had a conversation with your mentor about how you really really should think about speaking to others about your topic of passion, and not just in a casual way but in a… Read More
I was diagnosed at age 33 with breast cancer. My son was just over a year old. That was 12 years ago now, and while I did all I could do for the first handful of years to try and forget my cancer, now I have embraced that experience.