Gas lit

Gas lit

“Relationship with a narcissist in a nutshell: You will go from being the perfect love of their life to nothing you do is ever good enough. You will give your everything and they will take it all and give you less and less in return. You will end up depleted emotionally, mentally, spiritually and probably […]

Off the Hook

Off the Hook

Imagine a girlfriend who rolls over in the middle of the night, shakes me out of sound sleep demanding (not in an indoor voice) she needs food. I ask you dear reader, will you marry this person? It’s not like she pulls this crap once in a while. Let’s say the first year we’re together […]

Yoganomics

Yoganomics

Now Thirty plus expectant faces. They’re lookin’ at me! The wind wafts words right out of my mouth. Poor acoustics when my ceiling is the sky. I didn’t intend to be the teacher, I happenstance here when the regular donation-yoga-in-the-park teacher fails to show.  I’m invited to sub, impromptu. I learn by doing that supine poses […]

The Bare Bones of the Matter

The Bare Bones of the Matter

There’s nothing like accomplishing something difficult for whipping up honest self-esteem. Treating kid’s art like an original Jackson Pollock? Oohing and aah-ing and all that nonsense? Kids know very well when they work hard. Having a parent fall all over their simpler achievements leads to suspicion of authority. (Maybe that’s not a terrible thing, but […]

Quick Rant

Quick Rant

When I was a younger woman, two husbands ago, thirty years and five careers back – when I was a younger woman with straight white teeth and stock-color hair, I didn’t mind the words girlfriend or boyfriend. They have a cuddly junior-friendly ring to ’em. Imagine a pair of fresh scrubbed 12-year-olds holding hands. The […]