Tag: personal journey

  • “My Inheritance” a poem about mothers & daughters

    “My Inheritance” a poem about mothers & daughters

    Have I passed along similarly confining roles to my own daughters? Is such a thing inevitable between generations?

  • Everybody Has a Story

    Because spring is here and I need to look “professional” for the next few days, I decided to treat myself to a pedicure. Once I had my feet plunked in the hot water I asked the woman who was massaging them: Where were you born? She said, VietNam. I said I loved Vietnamese food. She…

  • Stuff Is Not Neutral: Clutter Edition

    Stuff serves you, or it gets in your way. Stuff enhances your life, or it makes you stumble. Stuff makes your life more beautiful, or it clutters your life with the unnecessary. Stuff takes energy many times over: to earn the money to buy it, to spend the money shopping for it, to maintain it,…

  • Bust a Gut

    Last night was “Gastroenterology: Clinical” at Georgetown Mini-medical school. Dr. Bruce Luxon was the presenter, and he had a perfect blend of expertise, good teaching method, and a relaxed attitude. He also had some amazing, gory films of endoscopies that were fascinating to see. We’re going to back up and cover more of the anatomy…

  • Stem Cells

    One of the great things about living near Washington DC is having access to something like Georgetown’s Mini-Medical School. My husband and I attended this a few years ago and have just started a new round. For eight evenings, on consecutive Tuesdays, we will listen to experts in various medical-related fields talk about the latest…

  • Growing?

    If you read this blog, you know that our church is growing these days. But here’s something else that’s growing, unexpectedly: Me! I went for my first-ever bone density scan (that’s an age clue, right there) and discovered that I am 3/4 inch taller than I used to be.  Maybe it’s the yoga. I know…

  • Enough for Today

    I cleaned closets today. ~ I gave away an embroidery project that I began and abandoned some years ago (butterflies on a pair of pillowcases). ~ I recycled three complete versions of my first novel (equalling pounds and pounds of paper). ~ I set aside bags of clothes to donate to the Drama department at…

  • Loving the Talent, Loving the Teens

    Teenagers get such a bad rap.  People complain that they’re sullen or out-of-control or whatever. I disagree. Tonight I went to “So You Think You’ve Got Talent” at the high school. I only knew a few of the kids who were on stage, but that didn’t matter.  It was the easiest thing to sit in…