What I’m Not…

There are certain words I am cool with using to describe myself. Brunette. Mom. Daughter. Super awesome cool chick. Domestic goddess. Maybe writer. But I don’t like using that D word. I am not comfortable with describing myself in terms of what I am not. No longer a child. Never tall. Not athletic. No longer […]

Fear of Fear

I am not a fan of danger.  Or fear. Some people are exhilarated by danger.  It energizes them.  Pushes them on to bigger and better things. These are the people who go to Haunted Houses and horror movies. For fun. I am not one of those people. Me?  I just get scared.  Immobilized. I know […]


This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper – t.s. elliot Apparently at 10:33 AM on December 7th in West Chester a judge signed a piece of paper freeing me from the bonds of matrimony. […]

Redistribution of Assets

I have one of these. But I can’t wear it anymore. It’s a shame because it’s beautiful.  But it is now inappropriate.  And a little depressing. I peek at it from time to time.  Snuggled up in its little box in the back of a drawer. After the moment of joy from looking at something […]

Object Impermanence

From Wikipedia: Object permanence is the understanding that objects continue to exist even when they cannot be seen, heard, or touched. It is acquired by human infants between 8 and 12 months of age via the process of logical induction to help them develop secondary schemes in their sensori-motor coordination. This step is the essential foundation of […]

Kicking Ass

I admit it. I am a tiny bit competitive. Not in a sports sense. No, not at all in that sense. But in a I want to kick ass at everything I do sort of way – yes. There are times when I suck at things…don’t get me wrong. I am not trying to brag […]


It is good to feel lost… because it proves you have a navigational sense of where “Home” is. You know that a place that feels like being found exists. And maybe your current location isn’t that place but, Hallelujah, that unsettled, uneasy feeling of lost-ness just brought you closer to it. ~Erika Harris I found […]


When you first find out that your marriage is probably over, your musical listening habits change. Love songs – yeah, no. Songs about breakups are clearly off the table. Songs about “The world sucks, but at least we have each other” –  also not bearable. Angry songs are OK.  Unless you aren’t really angry so […]