I Cannot Pretend

I Cannot Pretend

“I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the...
What Is Your Favorite Podcast?

What Is Your Favorite Podcast?

I admit I didn’t immediately embrace podcasts. I typically like to jam to music while I run, but in the last few months I’ve enjoyed listening and learning something new while I am exercising or cleaning the house. There are hundreds of podcasts and it is...
A Few Friday Faves

A Few Friday Faves

I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do. Do you lie more than the average...
This Is Your Assignment

This Is Your Assignment

This is your assignment. Feel all the things. Feel the hard things. The inexplicable things, the things that make you disavow humanity’s capacity for redemption. Feel all the maddening paradoxes. Feel overwhelmed, crazy. Feel uncertain. Feel angry. Feel afraid. Feel...
6th Grade and All the Places She Will Go

6th Grade and All the Places She Will Go

It took me a few minutes to type the title of this piece. The passage of time unfolds without paying attention to the complicated, sad or happy. Since my daughter’s birth, I am accustomed to marking time with her milestones. Today she will leave home as a fifth...
On the Bookshelf

On the Bookshelf

There are several books sitting on my shelves, begging for my attention. This year, I’ve vowed to be more consistent with my reading and I am happy to report I’ve succeeded (thus far) in my commitment. Here is what is on my bookshelf: Option B: Facing...
A Few Friday Faves

A Few Friday Faves

I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do. How do you get back on track...
To Tell a Story

To Tell a Story

To tell a story is to say: this is the important story. It is to reduce the spread and simultaneity of everything to something linear, a path. To be a moral human being is to pay, be obliged to pay, certain kinds of attention. When we make moral judgments, we are not...
Everyday Delights – April Edition

Everyday Delights – April Edition

Every month I chronicle those ordinary delights that give me comfort or offer a place of reflection or joy. Here are my everyday delights for April: 1. Field Notes Journals: These notebooks are handy to jot down quick lists or thoughts. Small enough to fit in your...
An Exciting Announcement

An Exciting Announcement

Sometimes you aren’t aware of what waits for you. If you told me 10 years ago I’d move from Texas to Arizona, give up practicing law and embrace a writing career, I’d tap you on the shoulder, interrupt and firmly say you were talking about someone...
A Few Friday Faves

A Few Friday Faves

I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do. What advice would you give to...
Be Yourself

Be Yourself

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have...