I loved Ruth Bader Ginsburg fiercely, like so many of you, and I found myself in deep grief the weekend of her passing. Scrolling through social media at all of the photos, stories, and of course, reading the news broke my heart again and again. But then I wrote, (I've been working on revisions of... Continue Reading →
Can We Talk About This Later? Right Now Is Not Going to Work for Me
I'm the kind of person who speaks her mind even when other people don't like it. This can either be an endearing trait or a dangerous one. Don't get me wrong, I know when I should hold my tongue, but sometimes I choose not to despite the consequences. In the past, I've justified this behavior... Continue Reading →
The War Within
I harbor an inside enemy Full-range emotional artillery The self-made war I wage Between the shadow and the sage. She knows what hurts the most, My unwelcome host, Kicks me when I'm down. She knows no bounds. She's staked her claim and freely roams She calls herself my home. I know her insidious M.O. well,... Continue Reading →
One Strong Belief
Day 3: #Trust30 Project It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance Whether it's the little nudge... Continue Reading →
15 Minutes to Live
Day 1: #Trust30 Project "We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons." – Ralph Waldo Emerson You just discovered you have fifteen minutes to live. 1. Set a timer for fifteen minutes. 2. Write the story that has to... Continue Reading →
There Is No Substitute for the Truth or Is There?
Everything happens for a reason. Every choice, every direction, every path you choose will lead you somewhere. Not choosing isn't an option, since not choosing is the choice. Denial has its own ramifications--whether it's feeling disconnected from the people you love, stuck in job you no longer enjoy, blaming others for your problems or feeling... Continue Reading →
When I finally take a moment to listen To the bump, bump, bump in my chest There is a question louder than expected, Where have you been? In my head, I reply. Refining my ability to be ambivalent. I read more about people like Angelina Jolie Than I know about the war in Iraq. I am... Continue Reading →
What’s With All this Mother Bear Business?
I have a thing for bears. It started years ago when I lived in Boise, Idaho. I was working for a book store with a woman quite a few years older. I saw her as a mentor. She was going through a separation from her husband and had moved from a big house in the... Continue Reading →
Do You Want to Know a Secret?
Okay, I admit it. I was inspired to write about secrets because of Project Runway. I know it's on Lifetime now, but I don't care. I'm a loyal fan of the show. As far as reality shows are concerned, at least this one has fashionable people who are talented, creative, unafraid to speak their mind... Continue Reading →
Tenacious D Calls It Mucky Muck and So Do I
If you're a black and white kind of person, you probably think there's only ever one answer. Just like there's right and wrong, good and bad, up and down. But, how right is right? How wrong is wrong? And if you're always right, why am I always wrong? All of this boils down to limited... Continue Reading →