What do you have in common with others?

This morning I heard a guy on the radio ask what I consider to be a stupid question. He asked his partner if he had more in common with a white liberal or a black conservative. His partner, who is white, said well that depends on what they are into. Just to be upfront with . . . → Read More: What do you have in common with others?

Be gentle with people

Be gentle with the people around you – you never know what they are going through. They could have spent the last 1/2 hour searching for their kid’s shoe so they could take them to day care; they could be trying to function through bone-numbing fatigue caused by their auto-immune disease that you cannot see; . . . → Read More: Be gentle with people


This is just a short piece of gratitude today. Things I am grateful for (not everything, just what easily comes to mind, and in no particular order): my husband, my son, a full night’s sleep, the smell of freshly cut grass, lunch with friends, a day with nothing to do, writing, a good cup of . . . → Read More: Gratitude


I am so tired of hearing all these crazy things that some men – and yes, some women as well – are pushing through state legislatures, trying to control women. Because that is, indeed, what it is about – controlling women. All the anti-abortion measures being pushed through the states now are really not about . . . → Read More: Abortion

I strive to be the me I am meant to be

There is so much political crap happening these days – sometimes I just want to ignore it all. And yet, I can’t.

One thing I am learning (or trying to learn) is how to keep my equilibrium through these rough times. I want to continue to strive to be the person I want to be. . . . → Read More: I strive to be the me I am meant to be


I really don’t want to get too political here, but I am getting pretty tired of people deciding that what NFL players are doing is disrespectful of the flag and veterans. This was never about disrespecting the flag. These people are doing what they are doing in order to draw attention to something that is . . . → Read More: Protest

On hold

I think this blog may be turning into a place for me to rant oh well!

I was just on hold for over 30 minutes. I have several problems with this:

1 – Why am I dumb enough to hang on that long (there are reasons – I really needed an answer, and once you . . . → Read More: On hold


I love TED talks, and recently found one that really speaks to me. I highly recommend checking out Brene Brown: Listening to Shame. She is a wonderful speaker, and her topic seems really pertinent for so many people (including me). She is a shame researcher – which I had never heard of before, but I . . . → Read More: Shame

Recharge in a Bathtub of Love

I am still on a high from the event I attended last week. It was a celebration of love for two people that I love and admire very much. A & M have been together for almost 10 years, and wanted to celebrate that with people who love and support them; I was very much . . . → Read More: Recharge in a Bathtub of Love


Judgment – what a word. I really try to not be judgmental – but it is hard. And then I am judgmental about how judgmental I am – what a vicious circle.

I have been watching Drew Carey’s latest improv show, in which they play a game they call New Choice. Two of them will . . . → Read More: Judgment