July 14, 2014

Years ago, I had a friend named Pete.


He was easily one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. Talent just oozing off him.


And, when I knew him, he wasn’t doing much.


He moved away and we lost touch.


Until one day, I saw him online. Being ...


July 07, 2014

The other day, my Sweetheart asked if I was gaslighting* him. He was concerned that his gummy worm stash seemed lower than it should be. He hoped I was stealing and hiding them for later.


I was not.


But it did give me the idea to sneak off to the store, buy more and put in just a few a day to make a sort of ‘bottomless bag’ of gummy worms.


It’s kind of the opposite of gaslighting.


I like to think of it as Gax-Ex lighting.



June 30, 2014
Last week, I shared life lessons I've learned thus far.    I've had a lot of things to learn so the list is in two parts. This week: Part II!    

11. Life happens and you can’t control it. But you can control how you react. (See #1) More

June 16, 2014

Birthdays are a great time to stop and reflect. I used my last birthday to list the advice I’ve received in my life.


I’ve had many (many) lessons given to me in my time so, to prevent overload, I’m presenting the list in two parts.


There are very few hard and fast rules in life but these are the things that I’ve come back to again and again (or have had to learn over and over).


1. Most of the junk that we worry about doesn’t matter. Really. The fight with your sister, the rude cashier, the wait at the doctor’s office. None of it. More

June 09, 2014

Years ago, I bought myself a beautiful, handmade, ceramic and porcelain bowl.


It’s perfect: The bowl is cream colored on the outside but the inside is covered with a light, robin’s egg blue sheet of porcelain, the edges curled over the top, pinched and uneven like the edges of pie crust.


It’s awesome.


And it cost way too much to risk breaking.


So I closed it up in the cabinet and I never used it.


Every time it ...