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 […]

The Year of the Luz 2013

December 31, 2013

Highlights/lowlights: Quarter 1: I forgave the world for all its sins against me. Quarter 2A: I gave birth to a book! Quarter 2B: Poop soup? Yes, please! Quarter 3: Tessa and Reed each guest posted. Quarter 4: I made a bold prediction on The Huffington Post that involves the Berlin Wall. And how was your […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Light of Mine

December 29, 2013

I once said, With awareness, one could have a perfect moment shackled in a dungeon sitting in one’s own excrement; without it, blessings galore cannot compensate. I still believe that. Despite winning the parental jackpot, despite being blessed with amazing sisters who make me laugh and give good counsel, despite being healthy and sheltered and […]

Peace on Earth

December 24, 2013

It’s a tradition. For the fifth year in a row, I offer you this short musical vlog. To: You From: My sisters and me (we of the very expressive eyebrows) RE: Latin lesson: Dona Nobis Pacem. Tami, Lori, Sheri May you be granted peace and may you, in turn, grant it to others.