My aha! moment. The gift of a simple life.

I read a lot of memoirs, not just to study my craft, but because I’m fascinated by the human experience. I love being invited into people’s lives, especially to witness how they respond to and grow from adversity.  When I read or hear another person's story, I almost always learn something about myself. That’s what… Continue reading My aha! moment. The gift of a simple life.

Self-acceptance and spouse-acceptance on Valentine’s Day.

I overslept this morning, Valentine's Day, getting up not too long before Michael, my husband, left for work. When I came down to the kitchen, on the counter sat a big red envelope on which he had drawn my name in a heart pierced with an arrow. I had intended to be up before him… Continue reading Self-acceptance and spouse-acceptance on Valentine’s Day.

Promises to a Super Bowl fan from his non-fan wife.

[I posted this last year here but, tis the season, so here's an update. BTW - I still didn't know who was playing this year and where until I looked at the paper this morning!] OK, right off the bat, er, pigskin, let me admit that I’m not a huge sports fan. This is how… Continue reading Promises to a Super Bowl fan from his non-fan wife.