friendship


You Don’t Have to Understand

Compassion doesn’t always come from knowledge. In a strange and irrelevant confluence of events, including cats and weird architecture from the 70s, our daughters are engaged in a war of the wills. It’s unclear at this point who will win, they are both extending their fiercest efforts. Yelling. Door slamming. […]


At the Table 8

I was nervous, but I went anyway. I went without any makeup, in faded, old sweats, in runnings shoes, which I never wear unless I’m, you know, actually running. I had good, solid, viable reasons to excuse myself. I was tired. I didn’t feel like it. What if they didn’t […]


Don’t Carry It All 6

The invitation flickered through on Facebook when I was half through a six day stretch of single parenting. I was tempted to reject the spontaneous and kind offer of friendship out of hand. I’m busy, I reasoned. The list of To Dos won’t Do itself. I teetered on the brink […]


Opportunity for Empathy 5

photo: National Library of Scotland I don’t love the winter. It’s mutual, I think. By the time I manage to haul myself through the holidays, the days are short and grey, and cold. January, I can handle, but I’m bracing already for February. My mood sinks and I hibernate my […]


Hike with Me: Power of Poo in the Alps 18

My lovelies: You (women, ladies, gals, chicks, girls, skirts, broads)* are cordially invited to join me and my experienced guide friends on an Alpine hiking adventure. Hike With Me: A Women’s Hike on the Tour de Mont Blanc Please come with me to Switzerland for 8 days in June, 2013. […]


Not Like the Other 2

Yesterday, I posted a tempered rant about the legitimate rape discourse, taking up for the victims of rape who, in my way of thinking, have been further brutalized by uneducated comments from a man who should have thought before he opened his public mouth. I waited to hear from a […]