Sixteen – Life is Sweet!

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ― Mary Oliver I give you this quote and immediately tell you not to worry too much about what you will do. At sixteen, your opportunities are like a huge walk-in closet. When you are wondering what to wear, […]

Onward! (kind of)

I was talking with an old schoolmate who I hadn’t seen for years.  I asked her what she loves about her herself and her life.  It’s a way to get to know someone fairly quickly. But conversation often goes the other way, doesn’t it?  What we wish we could do better.  How we would like […]

Fear and Decisions

I was reading When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron while waiting in the oncology office for my friend.  I was getting to the part about facing fear… Her illness isn’t about my fear.  And after the first shock when I learned of her breast cancer, my feelings about her illness are not wrapped up […]

I’m here with me.

I haven’t escaped myself.  I turned up yesterday at breakfast. My son once said that if he wanted to exercise self-control, it had to be at the grocery store because it wasn’t going happen when he got home.  I feel his pain. Yesterday morning it was the bolillos; wonderful yeasty rolls with soft centers and […]