So. I don't have kids. That gives me a view that parents simply do not have. I know, you'll probably say it's an unrealistic view and I get it. I do. Even though I don't have kids, I see how some might think my thoughts are unrealistic. But I don't believe they are. M and I were talking the other . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOqoyov2fmg&t=44s It's common wisdom that stuffing our feelings about anything--including being sick-- is counter-productive. It's better to have a safe place to let those feelings out. Having gone through my own health scare this past spring, I know this all too . . .
History has the ability .... ...to transport us to another time and place--including our own past. The recent docu-series on serial killer Ted Bundy transported me instantly back to my days at Florida State University and his reign of terror in Tallahassee. Michael and I were in our first . . .
Sky diving. Under no circumstances will I EVER willingly jump out of an airplane wearing a parachute. Except under extreme emergency circumstances. My husband did it when he was in college, drunk and under peer pressure, but i'm here to tell you there is not enough drink in the world --or peer . . .
Our trip to Egypt might have been the very best trip I've ever taken. We went with Lindblad/National Geographic, and the trip was led by two Egyptologists who gave us history and context for what we saw. This was so helpful! In addition, our practical needs were handled. If you haven't traveled in . . .
Before dawn I tossed and turned, my mind unable to let go of thoughts about the people we admire and maybe even worship. The people who let us down. Because our idols just about always have feet of clay. The reference is Biblical and complicated, but basically refers to a statue's feet made of both . . .
I've seen scores of workshops run by consultants who want to tell other consultants the best path to success. And it's all the same message: "You need to double or even TRIPLE your rate to clients!" they all exhort. Before they even KNOW the rate being charged. Seriously? It hasn't escaped my . . .
Tom, the blogmaster of Sightings Over Sixty, decided to get self-reflective this week. He wonders: are baby boomers leaving the world a better place than we found it, with better technology, a solid economy, and more peace, tolerance and love? Or are we shortchanging our children and grandchildren . . .
Fat has always been a significant topic in my family of origin. Even when fat wasn't, well, "fat" I was probably 13 or 14 when a cousin on my father's side asked me to be a junior bridesmaid in her wedding. It was an exciting prospect. After "the ask," the mother of the bride (my father's older . . .
Far Northern California is one of the most beautiful places in the country. Mountains, trees, rivers, ocean, fog--it's all there. And far enough from urban areas to allow people to live off the grid if they want. And they want. I've lived in northern California a long time but have only visited . . .