It’s All in the Perspective

“I can’t believe we have a summer home!” Sarah KramerLee Nathan and I couldn’t help but laugh at Sarah’s perspective on our summer lives. While my idea of a summer home might be more like this: with the ability to do this on a regular basis: to Sarah that doesn’t matter. In her mind, and … Read more…

The American Dream in Reverse

I’ve always wanted to own my own home. I have now owned two. But I no longer own a home as of today.  Neither houses were dream homes (although the first was pretty awesome) but they were mine. [Well, sort of as of today, since the money hasn’t appeared in my bank account yet. Grrrr!] … Read more…

Ice Cream Tastes Better . . .

I’m feeling a little nostalgic and lone today. I haven’t given my daughter the Memorial Day she deserves as a child. Maybe next year. But, thanks to her, and the little tinkle of music coming down the street, I got to eat a strawberry shortcake and find some words to write (words that have avoided … Read more…

The Miles We Travel in Search of Ourselves

When you drive alone in a car for 8 1/2 hours it gives you a lot of time to think. Of course, you can distract yourself by listening to the stories of other people or music. But that distraction only works if your mind isn’t constantly connecting what you hear with what you think or … Read more…

Learning to Forgive

When the world comes crashing down around you, it seems natural to want to put the blame on someone or something. On the system that let you down. On co-workers who manipulated the system. On your partner. On the universe, or G-d, or some greater power. And, often the hardest to overcome, on yourself. It … Read more…