Walk the line

I stood at my back door after a stressful morning drop-off with my kids. I had been 1 minute shy of another tardy slip and so I raced to get my daughter to school on time and she made it. But it was tense. Anxiety seeped out from me; it was palpable. My kids felt it. It wasn't ...

Oh Captain, My Captain

Originally published on August 12, 2014 *** I still remember the day in the fall of 2011. "YOU haven't seen Dead Poet's Society? YOU? It's like made for you!" My friend said to me as we watched our girls toddle around my living room. "It's all about poetry and literature and living deliberately. You must see it." You see, I ...

Home, again.

I am absolutely brimming with stories to tell; I have good stories, funny stories, warm stories, and a love story. But I haven't been able to write, because I have been too busy doing this thing called living. So, I decided that while I took the time to craft and publish these stories, today, I would republish the story that ...

Dear Diary, Saint Motel and rage no more.

I mentioned on Monday that this has been a really unusual time for my little family, filled with hills and valleys (I likened it to a mountain, before, but I will make it simple, tonight). I wrote about how on Sunday we did things like Build Bears, eat popovers and lose our son in the mall ...

I am not judgmental.

Gay Talese: "I see so many possibilities. I see things from so many conflicting point of views. I am not judgmental, which is one of the terrible things about me. I am not judgmental." Lea Thau: "This is the single thing that I love the most about your work, and this is what I try to ...

Perspective.

Because no matter how bad things get, there is always room for new perspective. Two truths and a lie. You may be familiar with this game; I have played it both as a theatre teacher and also as a party game. The games is played in a group, and each member has to share with ...

#teamMEA

This is a love letter to my team. Not my "outpatient team"; certainly not when I played Penn Valley Junior Girls Basketball and was on Miami; this is a love letter to #teamMEA. Dearest Loves, For someone who loves words, I am having trouble finding the right ones; this is the hardest love letter I have ever ...

Because I am very tired

I was going to make the title of this post "Guilt." but something about that felt vaguely familiar to me. So I did a quick search and exactly one month ago, on February 3, I wrote an entire post about guilt. At that point my guilt was centered around the pressure I was putting on ...

to believe

This has been a week filled with emotional highs and emotional lows; And it's funny, because some days that seemed really bad ended up turning out ok; Then, on other days that started out so joyful, storm clouds moved in and things fell apart. This week I learned that I was capable of strength that I did not ...

A handful of things

1. I had my MRI/MRA yesterday. It was less scary than I had expected (though I don't yet know the results because in order to view the disk with my images I would need a PC and also probably a medical degree). However... As we headed back for my test, my heart racing, my stomach turning, ...