lessons in communion

“Mom let’s take a walk today.” It’s a common request in my house now. He asks this question so casually. Mostly it’s not even an question behind it the assumption that we will be walking. It’s only a matter of when and where.   Walking has been my solace since I was a little girl….

From EEG to Run DMC: Happy Monday to Me

  This morning I woke up and decided to put on makeup. At around 7:50am I looked in the mirror and thought, “Way to go good looking!” Snapped my fingers two times and concluded, “I should date.”   Not more than 2 and a half hours later I’d fielded 3 phone calls from my son…

a blizzard, an er, and a praying 4 year old

when my son was 4 years old he had a very bad asthma episode. for a couple of days i had been working with him to get him breathing with regular breathing treatments to no avail. finally, late one night he was wheezing and just so uncomfortable, i told him, “we have to go to…

if given the choice between your gun and my child…he wins

to answer yesterday’s horrific tragedy with a quick quip about allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom is an exercise in magical thinking. you know who else using magical thinking as a viable means to problem solve? children between the ages of 6 and 7 years old. yesterday morning, 20 children between the ages…

nanowrimo…what am i thinking

me, in all my intellectual badass-ness, has signed on for the nanowrimo challenge 2012. what. the. hell. yep, i figure with nearly 5 months of blogging under my belt a 50,000 word novel would be a cake walk and apparently a good time to boot. i have no idea what i am doing. none what…

nerd girl pep talk (the word is courage)

someone once called me a jackie of all trades. i thought it was a compliment until i began to overanalyze (a past-time of mine) the sentiment. in my life i’ve had opportunity to do many things. i’ve studied abroad, self published books, consulted with major industry and lead. there are a lot of things that…

just a dance with numbers

did you know the national right to life committee has an annual operating budget of more than 9 million dollars and naral pro choice america operates from a budget of nearly 12 million dollars each year? the united states of america department of justice has an office of violence against women. it funds 21 grant programs…