Me and Fear and Flying

I’m in fear. Afraid. Terrified. Scared. I’m supposed to be happy, flying, resting on a cloud of gumdrops and jelly beans. Celebrating. Elated. I have a GREAT job, the job I most wanted when I was on the job market. For the first time in my life, I can go to the grocery store without […]

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Ban Bossy? Ban Overachiever

There is a part of every conversation I have with someone new that I dread. It goes a little something like this: “Tell me about yourself.” “Well, I recently graduated from Stanford.” One eyebrow raises. “Oh, what was your major?” “Do I look that young? Um, well, I graduated from law school . . . […]

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Who Do You Love?

I heard a story the other day that really made me think. A young child asked her mother who she loved more, the husband/father, or the children. The mother thought for a moment, and then answered, “Myself.” As mothers, it’s hard for us to say that we love ourselves more than our partners or our […]

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When Writing is Hard…but Drawing is So Easy

It’s been hard to write about life lately. I’m in a writing slump because my creative juices are getting taken up by my art. Art, for me, is like writing. I usually don’t know what is going to come onto the page until I start, whether that is with my computer keyboard or my pencil or […]

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Nightime = Bathtime

Photo courtesy of Erica Nicol on Flickr As a kid, I always took baths. Everyone in my family did. One day in a science class — biology, chemistry, something — a teacher told us that to save water we should try to limit our showers to five minutes. I raised my hand and asked what […]

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