My last full day in Nafplio was a difficult one. The well being of the tiny kitten I felt compelled to care for weighed heavily on me. There were tears and I felt mentally and emotionally occupied much of the day. My appetite disappeared and the indulgent last meal I had imagined with anticipation lost … Continue reading Mantra for a kitten. And me.
I woke up July 4th on a plane somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. My legs were stiff from being folded up together for 6 or 7 hours and my eyes were dry from sleeping with my contact lens in. Despite these discomforts, I was thrilled to not be in the United States to celebrate Independence … Continue reading Tears for the red, white and blue
You’ve been to a professional or team or school meeting at least once in your life, I imagine. At one such meeting, you’ve probably been presented with an opportunity to share any “questions, comments or concerns” about the materials covered or the topics shared. If you’re anything like me, you might have saved your questions, … Continue reading Questions, comments or concerns
I’m at a point in my life when I’m really thinking hard about what my post-career life is going to be. I’ve worked to position myself in what I hope to be a reasonably comfortable existence. My modest 2-family home will be paid off in about 6 years and I have no other debt. Beyond … Continue reading I’m tired of this country
While some think of this point in the calendar as early spring, I’ve come to know it as birthday season since all three of my sons’ birthdays fall between early February and late April. At the moment, it’s a two down, one to go situation, with my middle son’s birthday on the last day of … Continue reading Happiness is the best beauty product and other lessons learned
My youngest son is pressing hard for a septum piercing. Although I personally am not a fan of this particular embellishment, I’m coming to terms with his desire to have his 17 y/o body adorned in such a fashion. It’s his body and choice to make. I’ll have to respect that decision. The days of … Continue reading (Self) Cultivation
How do you interpret someone’s lack of response to your overture? I’m not talking about romance here, people. No, I’m referring to occasions when you send a text or leave a voicemail for a friend and fail to receive a response within what you perceive to be a normal amount of time. What do … Continue reading What did I do wrong?