Perfect Moment Monday: Retrospect

October 12, 2009

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between. We gather once a week to engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join. Details on how to participate are at the bottom […]

Show & Tell: A falling out, of sorts

September 9, 2009

Twenty years ago I was halfway through a year working in Japan. I had been teaching English, traveling the country, and working out some issues by leaving my falling-apart life behind for a bit. Phase 1 of the year was Wonder. Everything in the Winter/Spring of 1989 was new and fascinating: the food, the people, […]

Hey, Baby. What’s Your Rung?

May 28, 2009

Here’s the way I saw the social universe during junior high and high school. Was it at all similar for you? Top rung: Football and basketball players; cheerleaders/pompon girls 2nd rung: Other jocks; friends of jocks and cheerleaders 3rd rung: Cowboys 4th rung: Smart geeks 5th rung: Band weenies and choir/theater people 6th rung: Stoners […]

The Mom Behind the Mom I Am

May 8, 2009

I was her first. She and my dad had waited nearly 4 years after getting married for my arrival. Mom and Dad both had a strange sense of humor, as evidenced by the names they came up with for me. Good thing I was a girl and became Lori. If I’d been a boy, according […]