Tag Archive: learning

posted a blog on May 1, 2017

It is an intense feeling I had no idea existed. Or why. Buried deep and unearthed only when I realized how much I missed. I was watching but I wasn’t really listening or savoring. Then poof! My almost 8-year-olds hand in mine took on a different strength. Almost that of a little man. The ability to...  

posted a blog on January 18, 2017

You know what I like? I like waking up in the morning and still seeing the white scape of the moon in the morning sky. And it’s imprinted in the blue just like it was the night before when I saw it, driving home from a movie. It’s like a clear white snowy version of...  

posted a blog on January 8, 2017

Last weekend, I attended my first day-long meditation retreat. We’d done several sits, heard several talks, taken several breaks. But then came the retreat leader’s question, Who would you be if you stopped believing there was something wrong with you? The question smacked me in my head like a wet washcloth of realty. My eyes...  

posted a blog on December 31, 2016

I feel fairly confident I’m not the first to say that the holidays can be weird. Holidays are joy and goodness and light, but they’re also funny because they bring up so much “stuff” for everyone. There aren’t many other cyclical times in the year that make our emotional wells runneth over or maybe instead,...  

posted a blog on December 22, 2016

I live on the edge of a college campus, the one that I attended for undergrad and graduate school. I grew up on another edge of that same campus as a kid, so I’m well-acquainted with the space. I walk the campus several times a week, my paths imprinted on its memory and mine. I...  

posted a blog on October 7, 2016

I read a lot of blogs. I love to know how other parents look at the world, even if I disagree or wouldn’t quite see the same things. Lately I’ve seen several posts floating around from moms who wanted the world to know why their children don’t play sports. I get it. Sports can be...  

posted a blog on June 17, 2016

My son is a strapping young man. He’s handsome. He’s confident. He’s burly. He’s a jokester with a soft heart. He’s got a mess of wispy blonde curls and bright blue eyes. He’s like the prankster you grow to love (and excuse from all his pranks.) He kisses and hugs with wild abandon, and speaks...  

posted a blog on June 14, 2016

Do you remember the first time you tried to ride a bike? Whom was helping you? Exactly where you were? Chances are, if you recall these details and reflect back on them, it will tell you a bit about how you handle challenges in your life. I recall that day, for myself. My Dad and I were in the driveway and...  

posted a blog on May 19, 2016

I love Washington, DC. I love walking around, partly because I know the city like the back of my hand. I love people watching, and the personalities and styles and cultures that co-exist. I love the restaurants spilling out into the streets, friends and families and lovers having great food and wine. I’ve never met...  

posted a blog on April 28, 2016

I used to get antsy in silence Squirm and think up things I could do instead But now I crave it Now, the days of to-dos and two little voices in my life, and one big voice booming from within I crave it like salt or sweets or a cocktail or sex, Not something more...  

posted a blog on April 26, 2016

I respect educators. I understand the amount of time and dedication they put into their jobs. I know it’s often a thankless task that is far underpaid. I’ve seen teachers scrape the bottom of their purses to get a folder for a kid who has lost six of them in five months, but no matter...  

posted a blog on April 12, 2016

I used to believe in the power of education. I had this idea that if you tried hard in school, you could do anything once you got out. I still believe in the ideals of education, but my faith in the public school system fades more and more every year. For some reason, I’ve been...