Acorns, Airplanes and Adversity

Acorns, Airplanes and Adversity

Not enough is said about the benefits of aging. Yes, there are plenty of negative aspects, having to do with diminished physical and mental capacities in many people, but from where I sit now, gratefully, I am pretty darn content. I am finding that with the chaos of...
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

When I was a senior in high school, our class was the first to graduate from “the new building.” They had taken our old junior high, and, while we were spending a few years in the original old school building, transformed our little school into a big new facility,...
I Didn’t Recognize Myself

I Didn’t Recognize Myself

I didn’t recognize myself. I was staring in the mirror, like I do most days, yet something was different. Who was this old woman staring back at me? It was shocking and extremely disconcerting, as if there had been some alien transformation overnight – or possibly...
Looking for Joy

Looking for Joy

When my oldest was 4 years old, we had a bit of a problem. He was a typical 4-year-old boy: pushing boundaries, being curious, annoying his siblings. And I was a stressed-out mother of 3 young children, who was working full-time and trying to keep everything together....