Game of Privilege

It's late. I should be asleep. As I begin this, it's 1:23AM in my corner of New England. I had a fabulous and productive day cleaning and waiting for the arrival of some of my favorite people on the planet. My birthday was Thursday and they came down to celebrate the weekend with me. As …

Sudden Sunrise

Two and a half years ago, I completely gave up on the idea of hope. I'd stood with my best friend through a harrowing experience with cancer, and despite all my praying, pleading, and bargaining with the universe, she died. Truth be told, I felt as though I had, too. So, I sat in the …

Out Of The Box

When I was 14, my "One True Love" ™️ was my best friend. He and I had known each other longer than either of us could remember. We had similar interests (mostly books and language) and our families had been wishing us together since before we stopped believing in cooties. Their 'ship game was so …

Back to the Grind

For the last three months, I've been fighting with the school district my kids are enrolled in. Mediators. Advocates. Documents. Charts. Graphs. Conversations with our doctor. Talks with the educators who, albeit unintentionally, put my kid's mental health at risk. This despite my continued pleas that they understand what their interactions were doing to my …

Early morning musings

I already have a blog entry for today. I put it together bit by bit throughout the week and scheduled it for noon. I'm up partly due to a lifelong battle with insomnia, and partly because of anxiety. All night brain parties FTW! 🤦🏾‍♀️ Don't worry, this will be short. I'm in one of the …

Only A Day Away

My kids are a part of the Veggie Tales generation. Even though we’re not particularly religious anymore, we still appreciate the lessons of love and Monty Python references. My oldest, let’s call him George, still really likes the music, in particular “Bob and Larry Go Country”. If we’re in the car and it’s his turn …