Archive for September, 2012

A Book in The Drawer … Right Where It Should Be

Friday, September 28th, 2012

I have a book in the drawer. Okay, it’s not in an actual drawer. It’s in a box with old tax documentation under my fax/scanner. I also have electronic copies stashed in several places. Not that it matters. It will never see the light of day. The Book in the Drawer is a phrase I’ve […]


Miss Prepared Takes Off Without a Flight Plan

Friday, September 21st, 2012

I did something a little crazy recently. Okay, not very crazy for most people, but pretty crazy for me. As a minivan-driving mother of four who doesn’t go anywhere without a first aid kit, an umbrella, snacks, jumper cables, water bottles, ibuprofen, Benadryl and some kind of reading material, I never leave home without a […]


When Bad Meditation Inspires Better Writing

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

I’ve tried meditation off and on since my twenties, and I love the concept: quieting the mental noise, clearing away the chatter for a period of time, inviting stillness. With four kids and their friends coming and going from our house like it’s a train station on the Green Line, meditation seems deliciously luxurious, like […]