My Inheritance I was bequeathed a satin dress, An inheritance passed from my mother And from hers before, another Lifetime has worn it, the treasured Hand-sewn seams have measured The woman inside. The first time I tried The fit I was nine (the old tight-packed box, the wrapping, the fold of … [Read more...] about “My Inheritance” a poem about mothers & daughters
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 said she didn't … [Read more...] about Everybody Has a Story
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, to … [Read more...] about Stuff Is Not Neutral: Clutter Edition
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 … [Read more...] about Bust a Gut
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 … [Read more...] about Stem Cells
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 … [Read more...] about Growing?
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 … [Read more...] about Enough for Today
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 … [Read more...] about Loving the Talent, Loving the Teens