True Belonging or True to Yourself?

True belonging is an instinctual need and is one of life’s sweetest pleasures. Where do you belong? Is it your hometown, your neighborhood, your parish?  Did you belong to the popular group in high school? Or perhaps you were on the winning team that one glorious season in childhood? Maybe your sense of belonging came … Continue reading True Belonging or True to Yourself?

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A Weekday Lesson

It was the first morning in weeks that the humidity had lifted bringing precious breathing space.  On the screened porch, still in my pajamas, I stole a moment of the crispness in the air, but that was it. There was too much to get done. After the morning rush and an hour of volunteering, I … Continue reading A Weekday Lesson

Travel Team Tirade & Tips

Once again, I listened as an anguished mom of four complained about the schedule of her 12-year-old son’s travel baseball team. The game was two hours away on a Sunday, which was also her 8-year-old daughter’s birthday. She dared not state her frustration in front of her son but quickly took advantage of my empathy. … Continue reading Travel Team Tirade & Tips