Better questions than “What do you do?

May 27, 2015


“What do you do?” might be the worst question to start out a conversation with a new person and yet it’s the one we all seem to ask at the outset. It’s our default question. It’s our “go-to.” It’s frustrating to ask and frustrating to answer so why do I keep falling into that trap […]

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Times Change and Sands Shifting

May 12, 2015


I’m going to pretend that after my daughter winds up her last days of High School this week that nothing will be different. What’s nice is that she’s decided to take a year off before starting her study in Animation at a college in New York. It’s nice because we’ll both have a year off […]

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Once more on Mother’s Day

May 5, 2015


I am thankful, finally, as I approach Mother’s Day this year. Generally I’m known for being a little, let us say, cranky, about the holiday that Hallmark made. I have historically set expectations high or set too low or have ruminated too long on the past or the future of this Mother’s Day thing. This […]

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Fitspo for real people…

April 30, 2015


I’m tired of being told that one food is full evil while another is all angel. I call BS on this and will continue in my delishatarian ways! So, to strengthen my cause I’ve created my first #fitspo (read: fitspiration) meme. Come on along, all my people! ;)

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For those who have fallen- Lenten Regrets

April 10, 2015


Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
“Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave.” -St John Chrysostom It is always here, in the dark of Good Friday just before Pascha, that I find all the regret I have stored up over the years. It’s a pressing…

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The myth of the interrupted life

February 25, 2015


I spent all day at the Apple Genius Bar because my phone sputtered a bit then died last night just before bed. I cradled it against my heart for a moment before shuffling to my laptop to make the appointment I hoped would cure it of its ills. I rearranged my schedule. I shifted my […]

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Better answers to “What do you do?”

February 19, 2015


There have been a number of articles up lately about the question of “what do you do?” in polite society. I’m pleased that Elephant Journal decided to publish mine on their site! If you get a moment, take a look and tell me what you think. If you dig it and have another moment, share […]

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