Staying Home with Hazel

(2 min read)

These past 2 weeks have been totally different. Molly’s out traveling through the jungles of Japan with Evaline, our oldest, and I’ve been single-parenting Hazel, our youngest. I stayed home so that Molly and Evs could travel without a clock, without havi…

The Power We Have

(2.5 min read)

Our local Safeway lines are the worst. Doesn’t matter how busy the store is, you will always have to wait.

My daughter and I were playing that game where you guess which line will go more quickly. She stood in one and I stood in the other. She started winning.…

Digging in the Sand

(1 min read)

Let me know if this sounds familiar:

You have big ideas. You want to find more ways to reach more people, you want to introduce something new that will make things easier, you want to go in a different direction…

But then you have a job to do…

And you see th…

So Many Todays

(1 min read)

I was trying to explain a calendar to my 3-year old who keeps asking when her momma and sissy are coming home from Japan.

I drew out rows of smiley faces – seven across and four down.

“See,” I pointed with my finger. “We count 1-2-3-4-5-6-7̷…

Vacation Kyle & Retired Bill

(90 sec read)

My friend Kyle takes on a whole new persona when he goes on vacation. His wife has a nickname for it. She calls him “Vacation Kyle”. He’s carefree, takes risks, splurges, does things for the good of the group no matter what. He dances. He plays. He…

Years of Sitting Alone

(2 min read)

My grandfather’s favorite thing to do was to sit under an apple tree at the bottom of a hill in his yard and smoke cigars. He’d have his shirt unbuttoned all the way, kind of slouched, moving the cigar to his mouth in a slow, sideways arc.

As a kid I found…

Caught Scrollin’

(1 min read)

Weakened from the day’s events, both good and bad, I find myself laying on the couch scrollin’ through social media. (At the end of a long day sometimes it seems like the only energy I have left is barely enough to fit inside my thumb.)

Amidst pictures of …

The Loop

(1 min read)

Does this happen to anyone else?

When I’m watching a movie on my phone that I shot myself, I tend to laugh in the same spots and in the same way as I did while filming the original video. The end result is an echo of myself, past and present.

I like that this hap…

Good Job

(1 min read)

I’m lucky. I get to say things like “I’m glad”, “Good for you,” “You deserve it,” and “I’m so excited for you” every day as part of my job.

I do this by email, by phone, by social media… All day.

An…

What Should Be An Easy Choice

(45 sec read)

INSPIRATION is more important than time because inspiration creates time.

It’s like that age-old trick with the genie. Instead of asking the genie for a single wish, one should use the wish to request a thousand more wishes. Right?

Inspiration is that coveted wis…