In search of joy..

The kindest thing we could do for kids graduating this spring is to tuck a copy of this old quote into their back packs before they head off into adulthood. This instagram obsessed generation is stuck like a needle in a gouged record replaying the same line over and over again.. “It’s all about me..me..me..me..”…

Spreadin’ the news..

Nothing seems to travel faster than the news that Santa “isn’t real.” It’s as if spreading that radioactive nugget of ruinous information becomes job #1 for the child whose holiday fantasies are suddenly dismantled. Misery loves company as they say.. 2020 has sure been an object lesson in that fact, hasn’t it? Facebook became the…

Life Privilege

My daughter texted me video of her first ‘real walk’ using crutches last night. She had major orthopedic surgery in early November and after 6 weeks using a walker, was given the green light yesterday to put weight on her leg. I’ve hidden her face to preserve her privacy, but you’d better believe there’s a…

49 Nutcrackers

I sat next to my mother’s friend at Thanksgiving dinner this year.  She’s a lovely woman  struggling through an absolutely awful divorce. Navigating her way through the backwash of her husband’s abandonment over the past year has forced her to toss many of the relics of her old life overboard. With a tear in her…

The rise of anxiety and the decline of faith.

I read two articles recently about subjects that surely have to be related. The first article, (The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage girls, WSJ, Aug 15, 2019) was about the rise in anxiety and depression among young women.  The statistics are absolutely alarming: “In 2011, the American College Health Association reported that 31% of female…

This morning..

I woke up, got out of bed.. enjoyed a hot cup of coffee and walked our dog.. with my husband. I’m counting my blessings – every one.