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Losing Myself in the Waves

  The other day, I was talking to an old friend about hobbies. “I used to be a surfer,” I said. “You know, once you are a surfer, you are always a surfer,” he assured me. “Kind of like being a Marine,” I joked. “Sure, buy way cooler,” he said. I see where he is […]

Parenting

Running fast and wearing thin and finding time to breathe

Breathe in, breathe out. Repeat. Just not too fast or you’ll pass out. But wouldn’t passing out be kind of like napping? That’s not so bad. Is it? Sigh. The past couple of weeks, I have been running hard. Well, emotionally, not physically – that’s a whole other issue. Sigh. Twice recently have I had […]

Opinion

Stream of Consciousness: Writing Isn’t Always Easy

“If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” — Anne Tyler, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist   Do you ever feel like writing so much, but you are afraid what kind of words will flow? Writing is funny that way. It can scare you and intimidate you, while freeing you all at […]

Wine

Why no Wino Wednesday?

This morning at the bus stop, Ava threw her arms around me and gave me a puzzled look. “Have you been eating a lot, mama?” she asked as she poked my stomach with her pointy little finger. I was dumbstruck. But she was right. I have been eating a lot. And drinking a lot of […]