When I was alone or felt I was alone as a child, I couldn’t stand it. The minute the door shut and the lights went out I felt like the walls came alive and a living, retching monster might come forth at any given moment and find in me a tasty snack. Often when I… Continue reading Oh, Turn Your…
Life has its dips and straights. Sometimes Summer feels more like Spring, sometimes Spring feels more like Winter. Sometimes the road is paved with love and laughter; sometimes it is washed out by torrents of tears. When I look back over my life I've always known what is right and what is wrong. And I've… Continue reading Unanticipated
I was running late to somewhere. Who knows where. But I remember I'd sat at a stoplight for a full 10 minutes before I realized I was going to be late. The stoplights had malfunctioned at the worst time of day in the worst intersection in town. And there I sat - cross-traffic whizzing by… Continue reading Find Out Who Your Friends Are
It's increasingly difficult to be over 35 and dating. Swipe left? Swipe right? What IS this? We've been dumbed down to 1 second glances now? Who's your type? What's your "sign"? What's your idea of a good first date? Do you drink: Never, Often, or On Social Occasions? Are these REALLY the first things we… Continue reading Swipe Right? Dating in 2018
Do you remember getting your first cell phone? Somewhere between the pinnacle of second-generation (2G - GSM) mobile phones and the advent of third-generation(3G - CDMA) mobile technology, I got one of my first cell phones. I was 27 years old. It was a ruse from the start. It was around the end of 2002… Continue reading What the Text?
I remember it was on a day like this one - dreary, bleak, and wonderful. The rain started and stopped, but mostly fell steadily just past my fingertips against the front window. The kids were at school and I was supposed to be grading papers, but I couldn't. My mind was stayed on one student… Continue reading Who Inspires You? (for Caro)
This is the week before school begins. More than usual, this week is all about family dinner nights out, Wal-Mart excursions (for school supplies), and various other ways the kids are finding to raid my bank account. When I was shopping for my own school supplies at M.E. Moses (that was a five & dime… Continue reading Is This On My Kid’s School Supply List?!
Lord, I know you search me You know all my thoughts You know when I sit quietly Or when I stand up - You're there. You understand me. Close by or faraway you Reach me - You know just when I sleep Or when I'm walking, Nothing catches you by surprise. Before I begin to… Continue reading My Heart’s Overflow
A new dad waiting for his first baby to be born understands the value of a minute. A new dad hearing that baby's first cry understands the value of a moment. Lately I've been pondering the difference between minutes and moments. I don't know about at your house, but at my house we seem to… Continue reading Minutes or Moments?
What is This? You're sitting there, tears falling over freshly dried tears, wondering how on earth you got to this place. Whatever your this is, it feels like hell. It feels like nothing is ever going to be right again. Maybe you've done everything right. Maybe you've done everything wrong. I've been on both sides… Continue reading Startled – What is This?