Eighteen

Posted on February 15, 2021February 15, 2021Format GalleryCategories Life, Life UnexpectedTags ,   Leave a comment on Eighteen

It snuck up on us with the whisper of a thousand winds . . . A number that means nothing yet everything in a world where this birthdaymakes you a legal adult. In Hebrew 18 is chai. Chai means life. My wish for you, sweet Sarah, on this special dayis simple– I wish you a joy-filled life. Still, even this simple wishfeels complex after a year where nothing went as expected. A year which asked youto grow in inconceivable ways.Which … Continue reading “Eighteen”

The Power of Turning 50

Posted on March 14, 2018March 14, 2018Format GalleryCategories Life, Life UnexpectedTags , ,   Leave a comment on The Power of Turning 50

I’ve lived a life that’s full I’ve traveled each and every highway But more, much more than this I did it my way Regrets, I’ve had a few But then again, too few to mention   . . .  And more, much more than this I did it my way (Lyrics by Paul Anka) I turn 50 today. I know age is just a number, but this one seems like a pretty big transition number. I often write posts for my … Continue reading “The Power of Turning 50”

Ten Things of Thankful #6: The Birthday Edition

Posted on March 14, 2015Format GalleryCategories Life, Ten Things of ThankfulTags , , , 26 Comments on Ten Things of Thankful #6: The Birthday Edition

Happy Pi Day! Happy Birthday to me. A great excuse to eat pie. A great day to look back for a moment and think about TToT for life. 1. I was trying to capture a picture to include in this post, when my daughter wandered in to snuggle with me for a moment . . . thus creating my first thankful of the day. I am thankful that I have a family willing to be silly with me. 2. I am … Continue reading “Ten Things of Thankful #6: The Birthday Edition”

The Power of Time: Reflections on Growing Older, Lying Fallow, and Living a Creative Life

Posted on March 13, 2015Format GalleryCategories A Writer's Life, Life, Life UnexpectedTags , , , 10 Comments on The Power of Time: Reflections on Growing Older, Lying Fallow, and Living a Creative Life

Time moves in mysterious ways. It is not consistent, nor is it logical. We try to control it with clocks and watches and the insanity of daylight savings, but in reality time is an uncontrollable force. Tomorrow, March 14th I celebrate another year of life–another cycle of my existence on this earth. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed in my life. At times my body feels its age, and others I am still a child, a teenager,  a … Continue reading “The Power of Time: Reflections on Growing Older, Lying Fallow, and Living a Creative Life”

Eleven

Posted on February 15, 2014February 15, 2014Format GalleryCategories LifeTags , , , 10 Comments on Eleven

Eleven means no longer a little one, but not yet big. Once small, now tall, but still my little girl. Eleven is between . . .  a tween, neither here nor there, not yet old enough but not so young either. Eleven means smiles and tears, frustrations and joys . . .  a roller coaster of emotion. Eleven is snuggles when you want them . . .followed by closed doors when you need them. Eleven means questions and answers and … Continue reading “Eleven”