Label

Labeling jars, labeling photos, labeling people: labels help us organize and make sense of our world. But they can also be dangerous when applied to people. They can limit options and cause the person (including oneself) to conform to the label. … More Label

Snow Day

It wasn’t much of a snowstorm, but it did give us our one and only snow day of the season. A chance to take a few deep breaths, watch a movie, and listen to the wind howl. Bonus: we got to see a mouse scurry across the laundry room floor. Guess who won’t be doing … More Snow Day

Well Sh*t

Please pardon my French, but I couldn’t think of another way to convey what I’m feeling. Let me backtrack. When J and I lived in New Jersey back in the late 80s through the mid-90s, we made a lot of friends. But there was one couple in particular with whom we really connected. You know–or … More Well Sh*t

Timing is Everything

Many years ago when were living in New Jersey, J handed me a gift while I was standing in the kitchen wiping the counters, feeling tired and grumpy. He held out a brand new watch, which I had wanted, and said “Here’s a little something I got you to celebrate having our baby.” (Our first … More Timing is Everything

Successful

What does it mean to be successful? Is it outliving your life expectancy? Beating cancer? Making a lot of money? Living each day to the fullest? What does success mean to you? Here’s what it means to me. … More Successful