This Place

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, “Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage” When I think of what I want most for my kids in their lifetimes, […] ...more

Quieting the Buzz of a Million Bees

The buzzing is so loud sometimes. So incredibly loud. Sometimes I wonder if we aren’t all little bees, buzzing away throughout our days, trying to please the queen and not sting anyone ....more

What We Really Want to Hear

By now you can probably see – or more likely hear since they aren’t exactly quiet – that I have two boys. Yes, boys. Other than me and a spunky little dog, there are no girls in our family ....more

Jumping In and Doing the Next Good Thing

I have spent hours of my life – maybe even days – staring into pools of cold water. As a former swimmer, most of my mornings during high school and college began with a two hour practice before the sun came up. My teammates and I would shuffle into the locker rooms in a half-asleep […] ...more

Talking to the Clouds

“You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.”...more

A Few Minutes

Note: The following comes from my Facebook post on Monday as part of my UU Lenten Photo Practice, with the word of CONNECTION. You can see the rest of my daily photos...more

One Extra Hour

One hour. I have just one hour. I spend a few minutes putting away groceries, a few more minutes returning some long overdue emails ....more

On Writing, Friendship, and Diving through the Weeds

In the middle of January, one of my dearest friends sent me an email saying that she had a New Year’s resolution in mind and it directly involved me. I was intrigued, but didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. I don’t do resolutions, after all ....more

Handfuls of Pixie Dust

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan This morning I woke early, the sky still firmly held in the grips of heavy darkness. Though it was warm inside my house, I knew it was bitterly cold outside. It has been for days; it will be […] ...more

Technology, Perspective, and Changing the Rules of the Game

I’ve got an article on On Parenting from The Washington Post today, including a picture of my messy kitchen counter, talking about the ways technology (and social media in particular) has impacted parenting. Below is an excerpt, but you can read the full article here: Whatever the parenting soft spot, there will always be something […] ...more