The Act of Noticing

For years I had been in the habit of carrying a notebook. A catch-all where I collected bits and pieces of things that interested me — quotes, observations, facts — all notations that begged me to return to them. Then I read The Memoir Project, A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life, written by Marion Roach […]

Books and Memories

Books and memories…for me they go together in a way that elicits feelings of love. When I look back as far as my mind’s eye will take me, I can’t see a period of time that didn’t include books. According to my mother, my first favorite was Pat the Bunny. Mom had a story, which by all appearances was […]

Protecting our children

When my first child was born I remember thinking I would be able to protect him from harm. Then, in less than two months of being a mother, I dropped my baby. Thankfully the only harm that was brought to him was the concussion he suffered. It was among the most terrifying experiences of my life. I vividly […]

Perspective: Day 1

It’s February and the theme for BlogHer’s National Blog Post Month where blogger’s post daily is Perspective. Although I swore off posting daily after completing the challenge of NaBloPoMo last November, I changed my mind when I read the theme…so once again I am diving into the waters of blogging daily, only this time I […]