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A Slice Into My Life…

I noticed lately I’ve been sharing a lot more about what I think about things rather than what actually happens in my home. Part of it is privacy concerns–I get a lot of people coming her to my blog who read me in the newspaper, and I’m always a...

Why I Love Small Towns…

Some of you may remember my column from last summer called “Date Night”, where I talked about my friend “Sebastien”, who took his wife to a movie, fell asleep, and then ended up posting on Facebook about how he didn’t understand the plot...

The Big 4-0!

Image via Wikipedia Happy birthday to me! I have officially entered my 40s. And life has not come to a screeching halt. I have approached this birthday with a little bit of trepidation. Somehow crossing 40 seems like a real threshold. In one’s 30s one is still a...

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and Me

With the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall yesterday, it got my mind thinking back twenty years ago. I was actually in Berlin in August of 1989. We went through Checkpoint Charlie and took some great pictures in East Germany. My main impressions: nobody...

How I Learned I Am Not Neurotic

My father left my mother when I was 2, and I had major rejection issues. As I child I was extremely shy (though I eventually grew out of that), and as a teen I got into plenty of silly relationships because I was so desperate to have someone love me. Then, when I...