Towards, Away, Still There

Rowing away — so tempting.  To just disappear from it all and leave everything behind.  But for all the rowing away from life, I would still be rowing towards something else. I’ve heard from countless people over the last few years that it is time to “move on” with my…

Information Overload

There was a time when I watched the news every day.  I would follow every timely news story and read up on all incoming headlines.  Part of this was my need for information and my desire to be part of the “conversation”.  Another part was feeling responsible to provide information…

justice ain’t (color)blind

Dear Small Town Police: I’ve let this simmer in my heart and mind for a few months now so that I wouldn’t be too angry when I finally wrote you.  And yet, it seems that the longer I wait the longer the indignation seems to boil slowly.  It suffocates me,…

pinned

Like many people, I am enchanted by Pinterest.  I frequent my boards to find recipes and activities for my children.  I have found useful ideas for gardening and for my home.  I enjoy looking at what friends and strangers alike have pinned and add their pins to my collection. Last…

pom-poms

Struggling with anxiety and sometimes agoraphobia can make for a lonely world.  It is obviously isolating in a self-constructed way, but unlike what many people might think, it isn’t self-constructed by choice.  Deciding to do things all on my own is something I rarely do.  Especially if I know I…

I’m sort of not a big deal.

I love the section in The Little Prince when the narrator, a man we only know as The Pilot, speaks matter of factly about how humans think they are of great importance.  He says that we like to think we are so important and we take up a great deal…