I took a week off from RL and escaped to one of my favorite places. The house that I stayed in inspired me beyond words - to the point where I left with more clarity than ever on how I want to live my life.

My 9 year old and the 9:30 club

The 9:30 club in DC holds a special place in my heart. Call me sentimental, but I remember the 1st time I went there when  I was 20 years old - and was going to see a new group called Public Enemy. This was before they were well-known and their audience was small and somewhat... Continue Reading →


I am often amazed and the wonder and magic that my daughter seems to find everywhere. I find her on the stairs discussing a play with her puppets, singing softly to herself while in the shower, in her room on the floor surrounded by books and notes, or in the family room with a host... Continue Reading →

notes from my daughter

I bought an easel for my daughter at a yard sale this weekend for 3$. One side is a chalkboard, and the other has a giant clip on the top for artwork. Each day when I come home, I arrive to find that the easel has been strategically placed at the front door with a... Continue Reading →

Trying to make sense of it all

The death last week of Nick Freeman, a popular, well-liked, teenager in my community has hit me pretty hard. There are questions swirling in my head, along with a picture of him -- as my son and I saw him earlier on that horrible day. I just can't get him out of my head. Why... Continue Reading →

Bless your difficulties

I have been struggling with sadness this past week - hard to understand why such sad things happen. Here is my mantra for the coming week. Thanks to Dirt Diva for this: Ask for guidance in seeing the truth concealed in your personal challenges. Bless your difficulties and ask to see their hidden guidance. Have... Continue Reading →

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