Here comes the comeback kid…

(photo above updated October, 2016; taken live from show October 24th at Union Transfer) Today, in the words of  my  most favorite, Brett Dennen, I felt as if "I'd never been laid so low". That may be a bit hyperbolic, but I was definitely feeling low; I got an unexpected putdown that kind of knocked the wind ...

Self Soothe.

I posted this image and caption on Instagram a few moments ago: I am so lucky that I already got such a lovely and perfect comment. If you can't read it, it says, "And I like-Perfect Just As You Are, even when you aren't your prettiest, or funniest or most joyful or best self." This was written ...

With my two hands.

Today was an unusual day. I got a call from my husband when he went to drop our daughter at school and  he told me that school was closed for Passover. I raced to the car and met them, and picked up my daughter and he went off to work. He was a bit annoyed. Not at ...

Music.

Music is playing inside my head Over and over and over again My friend, there's no end to the music Ah, summer is over But the music keeps playing And won't let the cold get me down -Carole King, Music *** This morning, as I spent time flitting about and trying to tidy, I left my daughter to have some quiet play time in ...

We won

Last night, in an amazing game that did origami with my insides, our Philadelphia Eagles won the Superbowl. Did you catch that? The underdogs over here? We won. For me, this win meant so much; it is the ultimate Philly story (it is just so us); the story in and of itself is a pretty remarkable one; it gave hope to so ...

We are doing this

My relationship with my son is an extremely complex one. It is so easy for me to write about my daughter (my mini-me); in fact, I have literally hundreds of posts from which to choose, that would each somehow illustrate her character or our bond. I was just searching for the post in which I ...

Oh, hi, Brett Dennen.

If you follow me in any way on social media, or if you have spent more than 5 minutes on this site, you will know that I am an enormous fan of the person and musician named Brett Dennen. You might know that my favorite song is "Sydney (I'll Come Running)" because of it's profound meaning ...

“I’ll be getting stronger.”

I don't mean to sound melodramatic, and I certainly am NOT looking for pity, when I just say, honestly, that this past year I have been kicked when I have already been ever so down. I have been laid pretty low. And I have nightmares. That is a very personal thing to admit, but it's true. ...

“Friendship is thicker than blood”

This morning, as I drove my daughter to her last day of school for the year, we blasted One of our favorite musicals, Rent. We were on Disk 2. Her favorite. She is partial to the middle tracks, but today I thought we should listen to the beginning. We listened to the beautiful chorus of "Seasons of Love" ...

A tiny, little, amazing story.

Today, as I unloaded from school pick up, doing my normal routine of getting my daughter out of the passenger side of the car, slinging her backpack over my shoulder, walking her around the car to my side where I get her brother out in his incredibly heavy infant carrier, when my daughter said, "Wait. I want to see ...