Posts Tagged ‘acceptance’

[note: I’m reposting this because May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month. “Doodle Day USA” raises money for NF research by auctioning celebrity doodles on eBay. They’ve got doodles by Meryl Streep, Gene Simmons and Neil Gaiman, to name a few. Even Jeff Bridges. Yep, the dude abides…and DOODLES. Go have a look. My daughter and I […]


When I related that life hadn’t been particularly easy for me these past couple weeks (and especially the week before last), an AA friend of mine said, “Well, God must think you’re awfully strong.” If that’s the case, I kinda wish God would let up for a bit. Two weeks ago my younger daughter, who […]


B.’s father died early yesterday morning. He’d been in a nursing home for about two years, landing there after a long and – from what I’d heard – often destructive battle with alcoholism and its attendant illnesses. He died in his sleep, and I think B. had made his peace with him a while back, […]


These days if you’re a writer who wants to get published, here’s one surefire way: choose an activity (the more off-the-wall, the better) and do it for one whole year. Write a blog about it, and then turn that blog into a book — maybe even into a movie. Recently there’s been a spate of […]


Thunderstorms. Canceled flights. Wildly incorrect flight notifications. Lost luggage. The travel gods were against me last Thursday, as I attempted to fly to Virginia for a reunion and football weekend with my college girlfriends. It began as I sat on the tarmac for three hours at my home airport, while the pilot waited for clearance […]


This is one of Daisy’s balls. Daisy, in case you missed that post, is the one-year-old rescue dog who joined our family a month ago. She’s an active dog, and still very puppylike in many ways. One of her favorite activities is playing fetch, and while she chases and snatches up balls with great enthusiasm […]


Hello again.

27Aug09

It’s been a while since I posted, and I wasn’t quite sure how to get back into it. Each time I started to write, I got stuck. So then I just avoided it altogether. Until now. Much has happened in the past month. In one of my last posts, I wrote about a deep funk […]