Monthly Archives: November 2012


Why I Run: Slenderella’s Story 5

You guys. This is a longer post than usual, but I want you to spend some time with it. Laura aka Slenderella tells a tale that will resonate with many of us. We can run toward something or away from something. Which one are you doing? The usual fairy tale […]


Diagnosis: Knee-Jerk Syndrome 5

Knee Jerk Syndrome is common in humans worldwide, but we see an uptick in North American cases about every four years. Symptoms seem to have a direct relationship with the presence of red, white and blue yard signs, polling phone calls and incendiary political social media postings. Symptoms include high […]


Sideline Lessons

Soccer parents, probably like swim or football or baseball or volleyball parents, spend plenty of time on the sidelines. When my kids were younger, and keeping score was an afterthought, when trophies meant nothing more than that this team had existed, sidelines saved my sanity. On the sidelines, I learned […]


Deeper Families: Are We Our Mothers?

Today, I’m writing over at Deeper Family about how I discovered my daughter, my mother and I are more alike than I imagined. An Excerpt: I lay in bed waiting for the heater to kick on. The alarm had sounded, once, twice, three times before I finally convinced myself the […]


Inconvenient Stories 15

I fought the steering wheel against the brazen wind. Gusts bent trees nearly into praying postures. My skin stung with the remnants of the breeze from the wide open plain of the soccer pitch. My phone had died, leaving me to navigate from memory our way back to the hotel, […]