A Shot in The Ice
“A man who carries a cat by the tale learns something he can learn in no other way.” -Mark Twain
I don’t want to brag, but….
“Besides, my expectations have been right-sized, and I now have something accurate to measure against. I may not be ready to share my story with the entire world; but I think I can handle 50 people.”
The Struggle of Conflicting Wants
Ever since I was fifteen years old and attended my first “meat fabrication” class in culinary school, I’ve been a conflicted vegetarian. It wasn’t the blood, or the immense physical effort it takes to disassemble a dead cow that turned me off to meat, but rather seeing the living conditions the cows lived in before…
Chris P. Bacon
“He who laughs at himself never runs out of things to laugh at.” – Epictetus The other day my husband showed me a video of a little pig with a custom-made wheel contraption so he could be mobile despite not having two back legs. The news anchor reporting on the story started to laugh uncontrollably…
(Spoiler Alert) Is the mini-series “The Patient” realistic?
My review of the mini-series “The Patient” (that nobody asked for). Warning: SPOILER ALERT!
Silently Screaming in Your Life? Come to Coffee!
Every Tuesday and Thursday I bake muffins. I use the word “muffins” loosely as they don’t really have much sugar or oil and don’t taste like much. Honestly, they’re more comparable to a cracker than to a muffin. What started as a creative way to sneak fruits, like bananas, into my son’s diet, has now…
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to feeling worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not constructive.” -Brene Brown Over the last few weeks, I’ve been questioning what I am trying to accomplish with my writing and couldn’t come up with much of an answer, other than to not…
Dance Like Your Inner Child is Watching
“Our daughter’s class was first, and she was glowing from the moment we pulled in the parking lot. She marched her way up to the check-in desk and then sat down in the cement hallway to change into her dance shoes. When her dance troop was called, she raced into the studio, with me tailing…
Hurry Up and Wait
This morning while life was unfolding with all the chaos that two little kiddos bring, my husband was moving slower than I would have liked. My lower self had to tell him so. His response was golden; he gently asked me if I was aware that people with PTSD often think other people are lazy?…
Most Precious Gift
“… We often cope in the wake of our own personal traumas, remembering the wounds as we struggle to see the growth stimulated by terrible events. Resilience has no meaning without disaster.” -Riley Black (The Last Days of the Dinosaurs)