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Offering

How do you live fully when life feels like it is contracting around you? It’s been almost a year of living within the same 1800 square...

ThanksGetting

f there is one thing a pandemic is good for... it's new perspectives. I love how I can show up in my grungiest sweats, perhaps not shower...

Solid Ground

We were not 100% sure…yet. That is how we opened the family discussion about a potential move from Boston to DC. Our kids spanned high...

HeronWings

I had not really slept for over a year. If only I could have slept, the not knowing would have been that much easier to bear. During the...

Vestigial

(note this post was written in March, 2018) I lost my appendix this week. Good riddance I say! Such a scrawny, useless, worm of an organ,...

Not Yet

When our youngest daughter was in middle school, she, like many girls that age, experimented with make-up. With two other teens to deal...

Look Who's Not Talking

Those who say don’t know, and those who know don’t say. Ancient words by Lao Tsu and the Tao T’ching. Perfect for tweeting. I have found...

Sowing Seeds

I am a rebellious gardener. Every spring I plan my vegetable plot with total disregard for how far apart the instructions said to space...

Balancing at the Edge

I am told that balance is important at my age. So far, aging has been mostly an enlightening process of letting go and picking up....

Hitting Bottom

I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted. Yesterday, though I started my day as always with a long meditation, I proceeded to undo all...

Contagion

I am noticing how, in those moments when I stop doing, thinking, or planning, I am struck, sometimes flooded by a wave of awareness of...

Mining the Gaps

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. That should be the bumper sticker for what it’s like when you suddenly have to telework....

Squirrels

Before Covid-19, there were the squirrels. Three times since the start of the year, squirrels have chewed through the wires in our car...

Its Only Hard If You Expect It To Be Easy

I know a bit about complexity. As government contractors it’s the water we swim in. What this means is that my colleagues and I jump...

Becoming the Ocean

I am a land lover. Given a choice between vacationing at the beach or heading to the mountains, I’ll pick the high dry ground all the...

FGOs

As a child, our son was not a natural athlete. But he was an enthusiastic one. When he was in fifth grade, he played on three basketball...

Improv

Anxiety is a sign I am getting ahead of myself. That was my mantra for many years. It helped me to slow down and to pay attention to when...

Mud Wrestling

Sometimes you just need to get down and dirty to find out what matters most. I ran smack into this realization while on “retreat” in...

What If It's Not a What?

It was 11 pm when the call came in. Our 16 yr old daughter was away in the Poconos, blissfully, we imagined, enjoying the mountains,...

Disappearing Act

March is the month for losing things. Two years ago, I lost my voice. All of it, totally gone, for 8 full weeks. The next year, almost...

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