Closet Space

One of the best experiences in the days when your house becomes just yours is that moment when you realize that the closet belongs wholly to you. No sharing. No things hanging haphazardly and with no real organization. Tie racks become scarf organizers. Purses and shoes reside just above their corresponding clothes. The closet is…

Cannot. Stop. Laughing.

Priss is defined as a "spoiled or uptight person who thinks they are too good for everyone or everything." Urban Dictionary also has several definitions, including my personal favorite, "superficial plastic wanna be princess." Sometimes I laugh at really dumb things. Sometimes I laugh at really mean things. Sometimes I laugh at really ironic things.

Forty-Six

When I was younger I used to wonder what life would be like when I was 20 and then 30 and then 40. Although not as often because life is just a little too chaotic, I still sometimes daydream about what life will be like 10 years from now and 20 years from now. I…

Healthy Relationships

You can’t negotiate a healthy relationship with someone who is focused on winning. You can’t negotiate a healthy relationship with someone who isn’t as focused on giving as they are on taking. You can’t negotiate a healthy relationship with someone you can’t trust. You can’t negotiate a healthy relationship with someone who isn’t healthy. Healthy…

Behavior and Faith

There’s a word for someone who claims to be a Christian but who hurts others on purpose and then acts like things will be ok. There’s a word for someone who claims to be a Christian but who hurts others and then says they are praying for them. There’s a word for someone who claims…

Balance

I learned a new word recently: Koyaanisqatsi. It's pronounced coy-e-on-e-skat-see and it's a Hopi word that means out of balance. When you really boil it down the word Hopi stands for peace, and the Hopi are known as the peaceful people. Long before the first Europeans landed on our shores and became Americans, and long…

One Corner Piece

  Regret and Accountable. These two words have been running around in my head for months. Some days they are louder than others, but their noise is an almost constant hum in the background of my life. I didn't behave inappropriately with someone else, I didn't and don't hide from all the people who might…

What is Winning?

  You win. #winning. Win-Win. What does it mean to win? Outside of sports, where there are clearly defined rules and generally a person or team has a better score, what does it mean to win? Search Twitter for #winning and you’ll quickly see that winning is political and we have redefined it as proving…

We can’t we be strong sooner?

On my way to pick up the girls after work yesterday, twice I waited through stop light cycles as emergency vehicles went flying by. The first I ignored. The second made me pause. Two so close together? Something is really wrong. I was sitting at the light just next to The Farmers Market and my…

Lessons While We Wait

  I witnessed a hit and run last week. In a span of about 40 minutes, I saw slices of the worst of humanity and the best of humanity. The worst was an angry young man, screaming and cursing at the man whose car he hit. The best was a soft spoken older man, determined…