Forgiving the world

March 4, 2013

We sit on the floor in criss-cross applesauce at the beginning of yoga class, and Jane instructs us to close our eyes and remember a time during childhood when we were hurt or scared, in order to find if there are areas in which we need to release and to forgive. Her soothing voice and […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Hoe down

October 28, 2012

We moved from the east coast to Colorado between my 3rd and 4th grade years. Of my early school life in New Jersey, I remember just a few things: that our principal’s name was Mr. Schank (but he was really nice in spite of his unfortunate moniker). that all the other kids went to either […]


October 16, 2012

Sometimes you can go back. But why, you might ask, why would I want to go back to this: I’m 17. I’m with the band. This photo (no shocker that it was my entry into Edenland’s Dork Olympics many years ago) was taken one autumn during my high school years. I was a proud member […]

For shame

June 7, 2012

I have buried two shameful secrets for most of my life. Today I’m coming clean. Which is not easy for a recovering perfectionist. ~~~~~ The first involved the Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee. When I was in 6th grade I made it to the district level and breezed through the written portion of the contest. I got […]