quiet

My ears runneth over


The teachers tell me that at school my son hardly ever speaks.  I swear they are talking to the wrong mom. Either that, or he just saves it all up for me, because at home he never stops talking.  He launches into a running monologue from the moment I pick him up after school until

Flying over the boardwalk

A Tale of Two Beaches


  Yesterday marked the last hurrah at the Jersey Shore for our family.  The kiddo and I made our way down in the late morning to meet my dad and his wife who had driven in the night before.  It ended up being cold and rainy (not the best weather for a shore-bound day), but

doorways

Bloodlines


  Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us. — Harry Emerson Fosdick   I’ve always been a bit of a creative.  Ever since I can remember I was creating something — casting plays, writing stories, fabricating fanciful things. When

orange flag corner

It’s not you. It’s me.


“All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.”  — Dalai Lama _____________________________________________________ “He ate the last one, and he knows they’re my favorite!” “What do you mean it’s sold out? You just don’t want me to have one.” “I know he cut me

spiderweb

Evening architecture


  An orb weaver spider who has taken up residence in the open area just outside my condo.  I’ve been watching it over the last week, and I am utterly amazed by what this industrious arachnid accomplishes on a daily basis.  (I’m not a real big fan of spiders overall, but this one’s pretty cool.)

rainywindow

Rainy Afternoon


   The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   The second best thing to do on a rainy day is… nothing.   This past Sunday was just such a day.  The heavens opened up and let loose, pouring more water down upon us than I

post it notes

Confessions of a post-it note addict


  Some days I think I single-handedly keep 3M in business. I’m one of those list-making people.  I make lists for EVERYTHING. I have them EVERYWHERE.  In my bag, on the kitchen table, on the refrigerator, on the front door.  On my desk, the coffee table and on my nightstand. There’s probably not a flat

TMI

Nope. Didn’t need to know that.


  This morning I went to the dentist.  I’ve been seeing the same dentist since I was five and the staff there has always been great, so I don’t actually mind going. Well, I didn’t mind going until today. Promptly at 9am I was greeted by my hygienist and escorted back to the chair, and

patti smith

Open doors


Isn’t it amazing how much one person can affect the life of another, and not even know it? Back when I was in high school, I was one of those kids who never really felt like they belonged. The town I lived in felt too constraining, too small to hold all of my dreams and ambitions.