Pick an Answer: The Struggle, Parenthood, or Love.

What is REAL?       “Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’      ‘Does it hurt?’ asked the Rabbit.       ‘Sometimes,’ said…

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If the Super Moon Wakes You up for Silly Games

This morning we played Peek-a-Boo with our friend the Moon. My son and I, giggling softly, wide-eyed in the quiet room. Mister Moon slid swiftly across the Western sky Ducking behind tall buildings – I’ve never seen him be so spry! “Hey, Moonie, I still see you!” My Boy called out in glee. For while…

Inspiring Serendipity: a How To List

I’ve mentioned this a time or two before, but music has always been my first love.  Not that I’m musically inclined, mind you. My memories have nevertheless always seemed inseparable from the soundtrack. At this point, I could ramble on in 20 directions – each path a song, each inspiring another story, or chapter, or…

Rejoice! For on the Seventh Day, She Rested

Monday, it’s another Monday. And Mondays are hard, aren’t they?  But this is not just any ol’ Monday. There’s a whole host of things that are different about this day, including, but not limited too: This is the Monday following the time shift here in the United States (well, most of them). Always a wonky…

A Fan of Geeking Out: 10 Labels I Love

Labels are tricky, aren’t they?  geek-vs-nerd-know-the-difference via officialshoebox.tumblr.com While none of us want to be reduced to some cookie-cutter category, we do want to be defined by our passions. We call ourselves “fans,” and revel in our collective geekiness. Because for better or worse, these labels are what help us form bonds with others and…