There is hard ground below - make a softer landing by choosing your thoughts.
A few years ago, I was at a dinner party. A kid was there - a kid to me - who was getting ready to leave for his first military tour in Afghanistan. He was ecstatic. He was a Marine, I think, and his job was to hover in a helicopter above the fray and … Continue reading Memorial Day remembrance with photo
I think about a lot of things when I run. Today I thought about the ring and necklace found sealed in a mug in the Auschwitz Museum that I mentioned yesterday. I'm a list junkie. I make lists just for the fun of crossing things off my lists. A few days ago, I was looking through … Continue reading Do it before the bad guys break in
Book Review, The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey Good gawd. What a glorious book. The story begins bleak and droning with bright cold punctuated by the briefest of flashes of pure joy. Mabel and Jack live lives of dark loss after Mabel births a stillborn child. They move from home in Pennsylvania to a homestead in … Continue reading Good Gawd – read this book!
Picky eaters? I'm not worried. I have twin seven year-old girls. One girl eats - or will at least taste - most foods. She’s a pastanista, loves hot dogs, and happily munches on broccoli. The other girl is more picky. She has just recently expanded her repertoire of whole wheat waffles or pancakes with jam … Continue reading Is picky eating a childhood disorder? Maybe. Probably not.