Don’t Listen, They Lie


  This is something I wrote to someone else today when a friend had a bit of a public meltdown. I switched it around a little but I think more people need to hear it because so many people are fighting their own battles from anxiety, depression or family crisis. I know when I feel […]

No Denying This, Son


“No denying this son. There is only one rear end in this house that only takes up 25% of the copy machine glass. You need a Clorox wipe so I can fax again. I don’t care if I gave you the idea when you said you needed a picture of your lizard for school. Well […]

Probably Not Your Grandmother’s Advice on Family


She may not have wanted the burden of a family once she had it but she took care of us all. The family she ended up with was her cross to bear. There is a restlessness in some of us, like my mom, that my grandmother recognized. She never could figure out how to “mother” that.

She Didn’t Mother, But She Taught Me How

Mother's Day

Not everyone has a Hallmark commercial memory playing above their heads when they think of Mother’s Day. That doesn’t mean I don’t celebrate my Mother and being a mother.

Lost in SoCal


Lost phone equals lost brain, for me. I have been rendered almost useless upon arrival in San Diego when I departed the plane and my phone vanished. I have looked everywhere at the airport and called and used “Find My iPhone” and it has vanished…. …along with all my reservations and addresses and plans for […]