The problem with Hope (or why I’m going to start writing more, but not promise to start writing more)

I've just reread most of my posts (okay, maybe the last ten tops - I only have a little time and I can only take so much) and literally all of them are me promising to change something: to blog more, to exercise more, to play with my kids more, to recommit to being mindful, [...]

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Monday Musings on Writing and on Being

I have been writing since I was a child; I can't remember a time I didn't have a notebook next to my bed. I'd wake up in the middle of the night to record my dreams. I wrote plays and forced my friends to perform them (I was a very demanding director, I hear...). When [...]

New Year, New Me?

So, it's been awhile. What's new, you ask? Well, we moved to the US. Finally! I've now been through all the stages that a move like that brings with it, starting with absolute joy, spiraling through rage and depression (mostly surrounding health care frustrations and costs) and ending up with a bit of reality: confused, [...]

The Battery Saga Continues

When my son was nine months old, he swallowed a disc battery. I had seen it the day before, sitting menacingly towards the back of the cabinet under the bathroom sink and thought to myself, "I must remember to get that". Of course, we had child locks on the cabinet, but my son was some [...]

Today is Just as Good as Tomorrow and Tomorrow is Just as Good as Monday 

   Read that title again. Bam. Mind blown, right? You're welcome. And yes, you can quote me.  Okay, so it didn't really come from me and the idea isn't completely unique, either. A friend who's a personal trainer said it to me when we were talking about my exercise regimen. In the spirit of full [...]