Posted in February 2010

i am home

* i hadn’t seen my babies in four days. i’d been three hours from home since i’d kissed their warm, sleepy heads at 4 am on monday and driven out into the cold, dark morning. i didn’t know how long i would be gone – the hardest part by far – the not knowing. when i … Continue reading


* My friend Jeneil wrote a heart wrenchingly beautiful post this morning. It’s a post about love. It’s about what it means to find the grace within oneself to accept help when we need it. It’s about mercy and redemption. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Jeneil and I have known each other … Continue reading

black ice

* have you ever driven over black ice? it sneaks up on you as you drive blithely along thinking you’re safe because you’re sure you’ve done everything right your gas tank is full the car is well maintained your seat belt is fastened your children are buckled into their car seats you hover just below … Continue reading


* “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” ~ Benjamin Spock * The memory still haunts me. It’s one of those from ‘before’ – from the days that we didn’t know. The days when we stumbled through the motions of normalcy – not well, and not understanding why we struggled. We had … Continue reading

starting in the middle

i’ve been one poor correspondent i’ve been too, too hard to find but that doesn’t mean you ain’t been on my mind. ~ sister golden hair, america * i’ve had so much to say. but for the life of me i haven’t been able to figure out where the hell to start. it’s all been … Continue reading


So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you’ll wait for me Hold me like you’ll never let me go Cause I’m leavin on a jet plane Don’t know when I’ll be back again ~ John Denver There was a time – back when money flowed freely and was sure to last forever … Continue reading

oh nick, really?

*** [WordPress # 456702]: Writing & Editing – looking for a “Find / Replace” function Dear WordPress support, Help please! I’m trying to backtrack through 349 posts and 5,778 comments in order to change my children’s names to pseudonyms. I’ve searched through every support page you’ve got, but I can’t find a tool that will … Continue reading

what a difference an a makes

* “Some people are pragmatists, taking things as they come and making the best of the choices available. Some people are idealists, standing for principle and refusing to compromise. And some people just act on any whim that enters their heads. I pragmatically turn my whims into principles.” ~ Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and … Continue reading

except my name

* Judge: I want you to be very sure about this. This means you’re gonna walk out of here with absolutely nothing. Tina Turner: Except my name. I’ll give up all that other stuff, but only if I get to keep my name. I’ve worked hard for it, your honor. ~ Tina Turner leaving Ike … Continue reading