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Trajectory: Birth Mother Stories Through the Decades

August 13, 2014

We are products of our times. What’s going on around us has has a huge effect on what goes on within us — the pressures we face, the opportunities we have, the decisions we ultimately make (or have made on our behalf). I’m realizing that this is especially true for birth mothers and the stories […]

Evil Grass

June 20, 2014

No, this isn’t another marijuana post. Do you know what a grass awn is? Grass awn is another name for The Devil. Grass awns are Satans of the savannah, Lucifers of the llano and Mephistopheles of the meadow. Closer to home, they are Beelzebubs of my backyard. They may look benign, but they are EVIL. […]

5 Easy Steps to Goop Yourself

April 5, 2014

Yeah, Gwyneth Paltrow as front page news is fading as other more timely topics encroach (Letterman’s exit, Lorde embracing her flaws, or that couple banned from naming their son “WikiLeaks”). But still she’s on my mind. Or at least her website, Goop.com, is. How did it get such a silly name? I’m guessing it’s either […]

Word

January 6, 2014

My fingers glide effortlessly over the keys. No one in the history of piano — including Ludwig van Beethoven — has ever performed Für Elise quite as  well as I am playing it now. I sit at the piano in our living room, right near our home’s front door, “sniffing the keys” (my piano teacher‘s phrase […]