Facing the College Send-off

A moment becomes momentous when kids go to college. We feel it in our bones.

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The Cloud Game

Jerry Seinfeld made the observation that there really is no such thing as “Fun for the whole family.” Either the kids are having fun, and the parents are miserable, or the parents are having fun, and the kids are miserable.

Uncertainty

It’s not fair. It was a brutal, challenging winter, and now, it’s a chilly, erratic spring. Today’s warm air left me longing for more.  A warmth infused with sunshine.  I imagine a late morning in July when the birds have quieted down; everything is sun-soaked, and the green lawns and trees are lush.  Remember that … Continue reading Uncertainty

The Mixed Blessings of St. Patrick’s Day

“Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.”  ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray I love a parade, and every March, I can’t help but feel a certain pride in my Irish heritage. It is celebrated everywhere, and if you think about it, there is much to … Continue reading The Mixed Blessings of St. Patrick’s Day

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