Owning It and Eating Gravy

I sat in one of the last rows of the bus on the way back from the theater. My Theatre and Society class had just gone to see a show in the City…I have no idea what it was. I was totally distracted. All night I had been hemming and hawing about one singular decision.…

Embarrassed You Didn’t Know What Juneteenth Commemorates? So am I.

Learning about Juneteenth from a White person is not what you need, but for those of you that read my blog, I want to take the chance and use this platform to urge you to learn about the history of our country that isn't so whitewashed. My husband and I took a long walk last…

Not My Voice Right Now

This isn't about what I have to say, but below is a story from my dear friend, who gave me permission to share her post, along with accounts to follow to educate yourself on anti-racism and places you can donate in order to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Listen. Read. Donate. Actually read, donate…

Fully Baked Unnecessary Rage

Full disclosure--these were fully baked by my Dad, not me... Things rarely go as you’d expect them to. Especially not when you tell others to get better about managing their expectations, handling their disappointments, and setting goals. I closed my computer and walked downstairs on Tuesday preparing to upload my post. I had spent much…

Expectation Versus Reality

Who hasn’t posted something on social media entitled expectation vs. reality?  I think we would all raise our hands if someone asked us if we have ever been disappointed by our expectations…so I thought on this a bit and tried to figure out a way forward… https://youtu.be/8F_ak3X0LzQ Happy day, Friends. Sending you so much love…

Fistfights and Unlocking Joy

If you reach into that metaphorical bag of joy...you're bound to come up with something... As I watched two people in front of me in a socially distanced line at a coffee shop almost get into a fistfight, I was snapped out of my reverie. I had been standing there, thinking about what I wanted…

My Pen. My Paper. The Universe and Me.

This is what Moe says to judgment, "I'm just going to sleep here not caring at all what you think and then I'm gonna chase some squirrels." I think I will be just like Moe...perhaps minus the squirrel chasing... Judgment. Even the word sounds icky. It’s not fun when we are judged and ultimately judging…

You Bet Your Booty I’m Relentless

My Dad, who might I add, loves me very, very much ascribed an adjective to my normal state of being from the time I was about two years old. Relentless. And wasn't that the truth. I think at the time he didn't necessarily think it was to my benefit, mostly I think I drove him…

Epic Laughter…Only Somewhat at My Expense

Two silly goobers and some German homework... I plopped myself down on our living room floor last night to do my German homework. I took a big, deep breath. After a long day of working, my German homework usually isn’t the thing I want to dedicate myself to. Just in case you’re curious, no, I…

What Happens When You Cannot Make the Unknown Known?

This time certainly has me figuring out what is in and out of focus in my life... One of my favorite pieces of advice in the whole world is to take unknown things and make them known things—which makes the world less scary and more understandable and it makes my world bigger. I live and…