For Adina

Part 1 – Dawn the first breath of light exhales over the trees behind the house where a small girl rests in the grass damp with dew that licks her feet her bare arms and round fingers reach to touch the soil which she softly smells and barely tastes. she chooses one beautiful pebble to […]

Rebecca Has an Agenda!

I heard something on the radio this morning, and I’m going to share it with you now. The DJ said that his daughter had recently celebrated a birthday, and that what she wanted for her present was an American Girl doll. Fine. Wonderful. Little girl chose Rebecca. Great. So they get up to the checkout line at […]

Santa Has Some Talented Elves

I know, friends. I KNOW. It’s been a while. In fairness to me, I did warn you (see I Might Be the Most Annoying Person in the Room) that I tend to start things and not finish them. But, and also in fairness to me, how does one know when a blog is “finished?” Really, my […]

Apology Number 4,324,562

Some days I just get completely, utterly overwhelmed. Today is one of those days. I am hanging on by such a thin rope woven out of effort and sheer force of will, a rope that is attached to all the everything – kids, job, family, sleep, health, exercise, police brutality, beautiful friends with sad things […]

One Day You Finally Knew

Although I never lived it, I miss the days when there was no television or even radio, when people of a certain sort reclined upon chaise lounges with a small book in one hand and a handkerchief in the other. I can only assume the handkerchief was for gently blotting away the tears that resulted […]

Ask the Questions

I learned something recently, which is great because I love to learn all the things. I am very curious. I love a layover in an airport, because where are all these people going? Why are they dressed like that? Are they going to a wedding? Are they happy about it? Is it already one step […]

Clearly It’s Time to Panic

If you haven’t had head lice in your house, you are just a lucky, lucky person. No other reason. I am sorry to have to tell you that you are not, in fact, any better than the rest of us. The CDC estimates that roughly 6-12 million infestations occur every year in the United States […]

Blah Life Blah Blah Happiness

Some days I am so, so bored that I feel like I can’t possibly do it another day without my face melting off. And then I leave my beautiful, perfect kids behind and go to the office and do it again the next day. And the next. But it’s all for a good reason – I get […]

This Is Not About Politics

Not too long ago I was at dinner on a business trip, sitting beside a man that I work with a lot, who is smart and does a good job and answers my hundreds of detailed questions with as much clarity as he can. He’s a nice guy, pleasant to be around, polite, funny. We’re […]