Here I Am

The day. It’s here. The point is to be completely present, with eyes wide open, receiving everything. The point is to be thankful to the past for guiding me to the now, and to be thankful for a future of possibility. Everything I need, and everything I want, is here. It’s just a matter of […]

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There’s nothing quite like moving to force the prioritization of four decades of memories and century-old family heirlooms in to the protective embrace of Home Depot boxes. Honestly, I love it. Donating, gifting, and discarding tantalize every iota of my O.C.D.; the less crap, always the better. “You can’t take it with you” runs through […]

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Lucky Six

Hi Mom, Make yourself a cup of tea (or martini) and take a seat. Light up a Lark if you like. I have some exciting news for you. I GOT IT. IT TOOK SIX YEARS (ACTUALLY, 40) BUT I GOT IT. Q.E.D.: YOU SUCCEEDED. I promised you on this day in 2009 that I’d take […]

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