The Light

Charlie got his braces yesterday. He was nervous because some friends had been telling him about the pain. Christian and I were nervous because of, well, everything. We’ve never had braces. We didn’t want Charlie to be in pain. Again, caught up in all the unknowns of another completely new parenting situation we’ve encountered during …

Just This

Over-thinking is my jam. It’s what I do. I think it’s because I have undiagnosed ADD brain. Well, shit, there I go again. I am literally thinking about my overthinking. A friend asked me yesterday – What am I doing with this blog? And there I went, off over-thinking, once again. And then, I listened …

Right Now

Self help books, quotes, blog posts, personal essays, spiritual teachings – I love it all. I love learning, reading, listening and observing. I’ve always been kind of confused. “WTF is going on here?” “What are we doing?” “What am I doing?” “Why?” I’m always searching. Last week I listened to Rob Bell’s audiobook “How To …

Magic

I don’t know everything because there is nothing to know. There is no question that needs to be answered. Just as there is nothing to figure out. I’m you and you’re me. You didn’t lose it. It’s still here. You just didn’t see it. You forgot and now you remember. I know it seems this …

Grace

Sometimes I remember that I'm just along for the ride. It was still early. They had been driving since two. The plan had been to get up at three, load them up and leave, but she couldn’t sleep. And he couldn’t either. By the time they turned the corner onto Route 106, the sun had …

The Bow

If you know me well enough, you know you don’t know me. I built the walls for protection. Thank you walls. I seek perfection in what can be seen. I keep my closets organized. I seek perfection in what can’t be seen. I will do everything I can to not hurt. Being invisible is easier. …

Toast

I love bread. But I really love toast. First, bread. Sourdough bread, the kind of bread with all the seeds in it, soft bread, chewy bread, Wonder bread, the single loaf of generic bread on that dirty shelf at the gas station. Enriched white flour. Yes. Whole grains? Yeah, I guess so. Gluten free bread? …

Play

There she was. Tall and open. She said, Come outside with me. Remember when you were younger, before the change. You came into the woods. Wandering. Remember how it soothed you? Let’s walk. Scurrying squirrels. Look up. See the blue sky peaking through the trees? See the way it lights up the leaves on the …

Herself

Hi there. Thank you, thank you, thank you for reading. This blog is crazy and scary and fun for me. I've been feeling a shift during these last few days, so please bear with me. Things might start to look a little different around here.   She’s all New England. She’s a laborer. She doesn’t carry …