It scared me so badly, I almost sh*t myself*

Yesterday, I pulled up to a busy four-way stop where my view was obscured by a parked delivery truck.  Pulling forward into the crosswalk to assess whether or not it was safe to turn right, I neglected to see a pedestrian getting ready to cross the road, who subsequently slammed his fist down, hard, on … Read More »

Caring is Cool.

My mother used to tell a story of my childhood stubbornness. As an only child used to calling the shots, visiting family –including a dozen or so cousins – in South Carolina every holiday season was mostly a positive experience, save a few experiences, like this one. Or the time where I caught the wrath … Read More »

Water Fast Post #5: Vegans, Looneys and Swingers.

True North is a 100% vegan, mostly residential, facility that offers health programs of all kinds, including both juice and water fasting. The facility itself occupies a 1980s era apartment complex about a mile and a half from Downtown Santa Rosa. Each of the apartments surrounds a courtyard, which immediately reminds me of Amanda, Sydney’s, … Read More »

Water Fast Post #1: Nothing but Water for 10 Days. On purpose.

Greetings from Santa Rosa, California, where I am currently on Day 8 of a 10 day medically-supervised water fast. Yes, that’s right:  Water.  Just water. For 10 days. Many would think that only a masochist or lunatic would embark on such a thing. I suspect that there are people who might say I easily fall into … Read More »

Now THIS is a life worth living.

My daughter.  She’s in fourth grade.  The other day I swung by her school mid-day and arrived during recess, where I was greeted with the unabashed joy of kids at play:  Running, shouting and screeching laughter. I recall playing like that as a child, but to do so now would be weird.  For I am mature.

THIS is Genius.

Every so often, I discover something so enlightening that makes me want to forgo the usual niceties of a blog –  the hello, the introduction, the how-are-you-doin? – and get straight to the good stuff: I have found the key to equanimity on YouTube.  You know, the wise website dedicated to spiritual growth? I should back up … Read More »

I Just Want to Pee Alone

I won’t bore you the details, but suffice it to say I’ve bit off more than I can chew this month and spent the better part of the past 30 days gripping, gasping and feeling continually pulled in opposing directions – every time I turn around, someone needs something from me; or there’s another fire … Read More »