a momentary lapse of confidence…

a momentary lapse of confidence…

I love long baths. (and everyone knows long baths must be accompanied by a good book… and sometimes wine. but it was early.) So that is what I was doing this morning (lounging in a warm bath, reading a delicious book) when a strange and troublesome thought...
the idea farm…

the idea farm…

I have a notebook in my Evernote which I’ve labeled “The Idea Farm.” It’s one of the tools I use to jot down thoughts, words, lines, business dreams and novel plots. It’s a place to capture all the swiftly moving brainstormy things that...
many many moons…

many many moons…

Part of my simplifying project has led me to read through old journals… this has proven to be rather hilarious, as I dug through those boxes and rediscovered me… at age 13. 13 year old me was a terrible speller. 13 year old me was angsty as shit. 13 year...
I hope today is the best day…

I hope today is the best day…

The friend of a friend passed away a few days ago. Young. Mother. Wife. Cancer. I read her obituary. It made me ponder…   Years ago, I worked as an administrative assistant in a funeral home. My office was upstairs, so I was often quite removed from the...
learning to live more simply…

learning to live more simply…

Every time I travel lately, I am reminded of my desire to simplify. Everything. pack lighter. carry lighter. be. lighter. It’s a work in progress. 40+ years of accumulating things… knick knacks. treasures. collections. sea shells. rocks. clothing. books....