It’s a Process

Another pomegranate martini lingered in front of me; its sweet red nectar glistening in the glow of lowered lights and laughter. Two of my girlfriends flanked the table and I was absorbed by their presence. I'm realizing that everyone suffers from some level of loneliness or discontentment. The stay-at-home mom, the working mom, the mom … Continue reading It’s a Process

Writer’s Workshop: My house shall be a mast

I love when the jeweler cleans my wedding ring. Its renewed radiance resonates for days. It looks bigger and more brilliant than before and I am reminded of how it glistened in the summer sun after DW placed it on my finger over thirteen years ago. It's easy to forget the beauty when it is … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop: My house shall be a mast

Life is a Rhetorical Question

Running, for me, is one of those things that takes a real effort to get motivated. People talk about a "runner's high" and how they love to commune with nature on a solo trek. Not me. I can't say I've ever hit an endorphin high other than the relief of seeing a finish line and … Continue reading Life is a Rhetorical Question

First Light

DW teases me often. It's never hurtful or mean, only lighthearted and playful. I can especially count on him to point out the obvious when I make a dumb mistake, finding humor in everything. His jovial personality keeps me from taking things too seriously or becoming wrapped up in drama and emotion. Sometimes, he doesn't … Continue reading First Light

This is NOT 40

Consistent hard laughter gave me serious bladder control issues while watching Knocked Up a few years ago. DW and I went with another couple, considerably younger than us, and they didn't seem to think it was as funny. Perhaps it was all the 80's references, or the fact that the movie highlighted the pettiness and … Continue reading This is NOT 40