Luck Isn’t Everything

Doing well in school is, predominantly, a sign of good luck." From the article, "Doing well in school is nothing to be proud of,  By Olivia Goldhill Someone needs to remind the unlucky children that their grades do not determine their personal worth nor their future successes or failures. Someone needs to remind the unlucky children that … Continue reading Luck Isn’t Everything

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Ripening

Yesterday was a big day. One of the cherry tomatoes from the plant we've been nurturing all summer long finally begun blushing with signs of ripeness.  The kids all stood around our little plant to praise and celebrate it. They'd been waiting f o r e v e r.  This happens to be the standard … Continue reading Ripening

Cope Wisely

Coping is purging and processing of hurts, horrors, and helplessness in order to find relief and restoration. It's emotional housekeeping. If done well, it improves our quality of life. Cope wisely.        

Curiosity Makes Life Suck Less

As a white woman in my thirties, I'm supposed to tell you that wine makes life suck less. I actually tested this popular method out for a little while, only to find my problems are proficient swimmers. Needless to say, the so-called "relief" was short-lived. Obviously, for the best. Alcoholism definitely does NOT make life … Continue reading Curiosity Makes Life Suck Less

Rice Cookers & Reality

I can't imagine living without my rice cooker. The rice comes out perfect every single time. It's pretty much kitchen wizardry to me. The crazy part is whether you make rice in a rice cooker or on the stove-top, the prep work is the same. Measure the rice, rinse the rinse, then measure and add … Continue reading Rice Cookers & Reality

The Litter Boxes of Life

We adopted an mildly ferocious calico kitten about two months ago which my children named, Clover. Every day the kids take turns going down into the basement, almost cheerfully, and scoop out Clover's litter box, because that was the deal if they wanted this kitten to be a part of our family. But it doesn't … Continue reading The Litter Boxes of Life

New Priorities

There's nothing more painful in life than discovering that someone you've made a priority in your life doesn't treat you as a priority in return, especially on your birthday. You're not sure if you should feel angry at the person who let you down or or angry at yourself for not facing the truth sooner. … Continue reading New Priorities

Pillar of Salt

I didn't just walk away from organized religion, I fled for my life. I'd like to say I've never looked back, but I have. Not because I missed it, though. Not at all. It didn't take much to convince me I was a troubled soul in need of saving. They were just affirming something Id' … Continue reading Pillar of Salt

Consistent Conviction

Today marks 30 days of consecutive writing. Every morning for the last 30 days I've gotten up, had a cup a coffee with my husband, then sat at the computer for an hour (sometimes a bit more) to spill out my thoughts until the kids wake up and want to get on with the day. … Continue reading Consistent Conviction