For the Love of Target

    September 17, 2018
    For the Love of Target

    Coffee. Wine. The kids’ bedtimes. A clean house. Target. These are a few of moms’ favorite things. Granted, not all mothers follow this specific formula of rightful thrill. Some have ingredients in their stew of the above, percentages that bring them enough of a minuscule bubble of intense contentment or welcomed sanity to push through. So many mothers, after being sucked into the vortex of responsibility over her family day in and day out of a given week, deserve some level of…

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  • Invariant Hurdles

    Invariant Hurdles

    To start, a metaphor: In this life, individual lessons sit beneath strategic obstacles spiked like minefields on our racecourses. We have to hurdle over obstacles as we speed forward through space, careful to completely clear…

    August 28, 2018
  • Memoirs of Summer Learning

    Memoirs of Summer Learning

    It started sometime last summer.  Over the last year, I moved within transition, a migration of sorts towards “better” in several areas of my life. In retrospect, a rigid complacency had set in, apparently for years,…

    July 22, 2018
  • The Fable of Balance, Revisited

    The Fable of Balance, Revisited

    When I think of “balance,” an image of a scale comes to mind, a scale that is either being filled or is already carrying a load or two. One scale pan may be heavier;…

    July 15, 2018
  • Read Much?

    Read Much?

    Every year, I make the mental affirmation to “read more.” This treatise usually comes with the proposal to put down the Swiffer mop and pick up the book that has been plopped, lonely, on my…

    July 8, 2018
  • The Beauty in B-Words
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    The Beauty in B-Words

    My son, Jrue, is a static, stereotypical five-year-old right now. He holds long conversations, directly correlated to “why” something is so, and responds with the cutest laughter when something is funny to him. He likes the idea of his many…

    July 1, 2018
  • For the Love of IKEA

    For the Love of IKEA

    There is a maze where wondrous things happen. It’s a labyrinth of enchantment and sparkle, endless miles of marvel at every turn, festive and bright and bewitching, where people go in as strangers and leave out as…more acquainted strangers.   That funhouse, for…

    June 27, 2018
  • Kid-less For Summer

    Kid-less For Summer

    It was a casual question that instantly spurned a lot of unrest inside me. The query wasn’t as complicated as I was making it out to be; yet, my response to that occasion was going to reveal unspoken truths…

    June 18, 2018