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Meaning Mondays: To Mom, With Love Edition

Her name was Betty. And she was way ahead of her time. Betty was a career gal, back in the 1960’s. In Silicon Valley. Before anyone had thought to name it Silicon Valley. Before there was even a whiff of a little thing called the personal computer. Starting as a secretary, she rose through the … Continue reading

The Story of One Day, Just For You

Pondering the sniffles on Monday got me thinking about something else. Something different, but related. I suppose I would call it an evolving awareness that I’ve come to after 10 years as a counselor and coach. Turns out I’m no longer surprised when clients tell me they welcome getting sick. Or even being hospitalized for … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Sniffles Edition

Like everybody else, when I don’t know what else to do, I seem to go in for catching colds. ~George Jean Nathan I’ve been under the weather the past few days. Nothing serious, just a vague sneezy virus that settles in the chest and leaves a general feeling of malaise in its wake. Bestowed upon … Continue reading

Many Lives to Live

THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER LIVES OUT THERE. I first heard this sentiment on a television show, spoken by a woman who had reinvented herself at midlife. She’d left behind a life that no longer suited her, and created one filled with zest and enthusiasm. Always on the trail of such stories of personal … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Birthday Edition

Birthdays are on my mind. My husband’s arrived a few days ago, and mine is soon to follow, next month. Pisces and Aries, if anyone is curious. A little fish and a big ram. I stopped reading my horoscope years ago, but still, that sounds like the oddest of couples, don’t you think? Nevertheless, this … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Big Rabbit Edition

I’ve always loved old movies. Really old movies. Long before streaming videos, DVD’s, or even VCR’s, I’d wheel the ancient portable TV into my room and stay up late, mesmerized by them. It didn’t even matter that my mom was a throwback who decreed color television a needless invention, because most of the movies were … Continue reading

What the Super Bowl Taught Me About Life

This year, Dave decided not to watch the big game. Some years he does; usually he’s after the rush of a cutting-edge commercial he’s been promised (yes, he’s a very visual guy). And viewing said commercial on a high definition flat screen TV makes for an even bigger charge. Of course, he might also be watching … Continue reading