One cold, dark, beautiful morning…

I wrote this post almost nine years ago, in November 2009. My life looks very different now -- I no longer need to lay out my children's clothes, for one thing, thank goodness! -- but the main message, that we all need support and friendship, is particularly on point for me right now.  When I … Continue reading One cold, dark, beautiful morning…

W.O.R.D.S.: A new project

Can I tell you how much I miss blogging? When I began this strange - as I saw it at the time - new form of writing over five years ago, I was quickly (as in, instantly) hooked. I loved the freedom of my own forum, the informality, the brevity, and above all, that lovely … Continue reading W.O.R.D.S.: A new project

Wise Women Speak: 1.22.13

Above all, don’t fear difficult moments, the best comes from them. Rita, who passed away at 103 Are you a Wise Woman? Inspired by a recent gathering of Wise Elders where a 75 year-old great-grandmother shared this life wisdom with us younguns: “Remember to Laugh!,” for my 2013 blog project I plan to share the … Continue reading Wise Women Speak: 1.22.13

Wise Women Speak 1.3.13

The greatest gift a mother can give her children is her own happiness j, age 68 (Paraphrased from Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher) Are you a Wise Woman? Inspired by a recent gathering of Wise Elders where a 75 year-old great-grandmother shared this life wisdom with us younguns: "Remember to Laugh!," for my 2013 blog … Continue reading Wise Women Speak 1.3.13

Please do surrender to your nature! (Or Life, Photoshopped)

I'm usually not one to jump on a bandwagon. If everyone's doing it I tend to turn the other way. But this one could not be ignored. I, as other angry men and women already have, must respond to a certain backward-thinking op-ed article. (A particularly good response is here.) I recently read Suzanne Venker's … Continue reading Please do surrender to your nature! (Or Life, Photoshopped)

Trust the Process, pt 2 (The Womb)

The morning of day two at Goddard College my stomach was still a bag of jelly fish. I had slept fitfully through slamming doors, footsteps, ill-fitting sheets and my roomie's arrival at 2AM. And I woke up at 5AM. I managed to doze until 6:30AM but I was out the door and looking for a … Continue reading Trust the Process, pt 2 (The Womb)