Middle school wasn’t a good time for me. I was painfully shy and like many I was navigating puberty (albeit a bit later than my peers since I was already younger.) I was also one of the few brown faces at my school and navigating the cultural divide was alienating in and of itself. As […]
It’s been almost a year that I’ve let this blog/effort go fallow. Wait. That’s not really true. I didn’t “let” anything happen. To make this post I’ve had to step over almost a dozen different drafts of posts that I’ve begun at various times during that year. Begun and then abandoned. This has been an […]
Sitting here waiting for the election results, thinking of what might have been. Would I have changed it?
As we’re preparing for this brave new world of virtual learning…
What are you actually learning right now?
When do dont have all the answer, or even the right questions. How strong do we need to be for you?
I know its been a while, but this has been on my mind. Slowing down isnt always so bad.
Why do we feel like we have to justify ourselves?
What happens when you run out?
We put on a brave face, but…
Beauty is in the eye of the experience.
I pondered your question the entire trip, and came up with an unexpected answer.
When it’s time for change, you’ve got to rearrange…
How this year might be different.
I need your help to figure out something.
The crying usually precedes the acting out, although the pout is usually the initial sign something is wrong. If we get to the acting out phase it’s doubly difficult for me to figure out what’s going on inside you, but I’ve found that if I can intercept you at the pout, there’s a chance the […]
Sometimes you’re not exactly asking what I think you’re asking.
Question authority… yes, even ours.
“Daddy!” Your wailing starts from the kitchen and becomes doppler blue-shifted as I hear you make your way toward my office. I’m not that alarmed because I can from experience tell how concerned I should be based on the tone of your cry. This was a “I’m-not-really-hurt-but-I-want-attention” cry, with harmonic undertones of “my-sisters-are-ignoring-me-so-I’m-coming-to-you”. You come […]
Why Columbus Day can be a reminder to be gentler to ourselves…
Setting aside my distracted globe to enjoy the joy of serendipity.
I came across a video of a conversation between a famous writer/comedian and an even more famous TV interviewer, discussing the horror genre. The writer – who is a fan of it – had written and directed a genre-busting horror film. The interviewer said she wasn’t typically a fan of those types of movies. (I’m […]
#28: The power of travel. Or the power of coming home?
Are there certain things that we should just know how to do?
Is it this: If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau or this: (from one of my favorite webcomics) Many people – including me – will tell you that you can do […]
The things I could do with the number of hours I’ve wasted…
Pertaining to the current “debate”.
When should you expect gratitude? Would you even recognize it?
2018 is a new year, and with the new year comes that sense of a fresh beginning. While it may be a result of the vagaries of Western history that we happen to mark January 1st as the start of a new year, the feeling of being able to turn that calendar page over is […]
The other night, you spent 27 minutes* bitching about having to brush your teeth. There was cajoling and threatening, and you finally – grumpily – took 60 seconds to brush your teeth. While not the 2 minutes we prefer, we took it as a victory. We informed you that it took much longer for you […]