In which I reality-check you hard (in my head)

After thinking this post over in my head before writing it, it’s clear to me I need to stop getting on the line while still in bed lest I be exposed to so much great news so early in my day. I haven’t even brushed my…

Maya Angelou for the soul

This morning Maya Angelou passed away at age 86. The world knows her as a poet, a novelist, an actress, and an activist who gave us words and dance and a life of invaluable teachings. She was a writer with her life, and also, a writer of…

26 of the most important things ever

These tiny 26 things I know. And that might be it. Love, 26 years of screwing up and succeeding, caring too hard and sometimes not hard enough *     *     * 1. Start each day like it’s your last day ever birthday….

25 tweets that sum up the #creationdebate

I missed the Creation Versus Evolution Debate tonight on account of the Spaghetti Factory being awesome. But I caught up on Twitter a bit later and found no shortage of commentary (#socialmedia for the win). Now I *did* actually watch listen to the 2:43:32 recording…

What I know about marriage (after 3.4 years)

I’ve written this post for no other reason than that I was recently reading Elizabeth Esther’s post What I know about marriage (after 16 years) and was inspired to tag on. Her post is far better than this one. What I know is just… what I know….

Goodbye but not forever

Happy 2014! I’m celebrating — and missing — the year behind. I wrote most of this post in my head two weeks ago from above the Tasman Sea… the beginning of a long route home, and of another new life. * If you ever get…

Two truths and a lie

Two of these stories actually happened; one happened only in my head. *     *     * One. Up front: I keep this household under control. None of that status-quo-society’s-expectations-of-who-we-should-be crap. I don’t “have to” do the dishes. I can come home late from…