Yay – Graduation!

My baby girl, who I am pretty sure just arrived yesterday, is graduating from high school next week. I want to be far cooler about this occasion than I actually am. Thoughts I want to have: “Fly and be free, oh grown-up-ish no-longer-child of mine!” “What an exciting time of growth and change!” “I am […]

#notonemore

It seems ridiculous to even say that, as I am sure that in the time it took for me to type that hashtag some insane number of people just going about their daily lives have been shot by some lunatic with a legally acquired assault style weapon that he/she is allowed to have in hand […]

The End

Important to know before you read (Mom, I’m looking at you): I know I said I wasn’t going to say what the prompts are – and I’m still not – but just know the assignment here is to PRETEND I am dying in a week.  I’m not.  I’m fine.  For realz. This fall, like many […]

Unbroken

You never said it, you didn’t really ever say anything, but you didn’t think I was worth the effort. And I almost believed you were right. You thought the shine was gone from me and I wasn’t exciting or new or out of the ordinary. And I almost believed you were right. You thought everything […]

What’s Next?

You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack And you may find yourself in another part of the world And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife You may ask yourself, “Well, how did I get here?” And […]

Has Anyone Seen My Crystal Ball?

I had an job interview last Friday (yay!) About 95% of it went great – exactly the kind of conversation that rises above the rigid Question and Answer format that makes me cringe as I pretend to have fascinating things to say about “a time when I faced a challenge and overcame it.”  I mean, […]

Jinx

On February 9, 2010 as part of my 43 Resolutions project (sad, failed, abandoned project) I wrote: Maybe each person only gets so much good stuff and if you try to get more than what you’ve got coming, you lose somewhere else. Right now I’ve got: health, home, reasonable financial security, a great family, etc… […]