The Summer of Ease

I did something I’ve never done before this summer: I set out on the summer with no goals.  Nothing I planned to accomplish.   Actually, that’s not entirely true.  I had two goals: [...]

On Fashion and Joy

Fashion has always brought me joy.  I remember a rainbow striped outfit that entailed a cardigan and overalls made out of the same rainbow-hued sweater material that brought me such [...]

Wedding Song

When my husband and I were getting married and determining which costs it made sense to shell out for (as we were paying for our wedding ourselves), I had to use my lawyerly debate skills to [...]

Slivers of Sunshine

My office has two huge glass doors, which I really love because even when I’m working,  I can see the hills and water of Northern California from my desk.  But lately, all I have had a [...]

What I Live For

When I was a freshman in high school, my English teacher used to have us do a free writing exercise where we wrote about “What I Live For.”  I remember sitting in my standard issue hard [...]


Christmastime is my favorite.  I love it so, so much.  Though, when I was growing up, my mom insisted that we wait until Thanksgiving was finished before beginning Christmas festivities [...]

Just Roll With It

There was a Winter Family Sing-along at my son’s school this morning, and I did what I always do.  I have this thing where I tend to shed tears almost every time I’m at an event at my kids’ [...]

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