Not Meant for Comprehension

Not Meant for Comprehension

The human definition of the natural world is always going to be too small, because the world’s more diverse and complex than we can ever know. We’re not going to comprehend it; it comprehends us.  –Wendell...
Everyday Delights – May Edition

Everyday Delights – May 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 May: 1. A recent trip to New York: Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak at the American Society of Journalists...
Unscripted Moments

Unscripted Moments

Two weekends ago, our scheduled plans did not include a visit to the swimming pool. The wading in the water and the cannonballs that made a large splash were impromptu and spontaneous. This revelry was set into a motion with a simple request by my daughter, “Can...
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. Most of us are on social media....
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...