I start my morning with a number: the number I see on the bathroom scale. I have been doing this since middle school — maybe even late elementary school. The result, usually read under the illumination of a night light, determines in no small part what sort of day awaits me. If it the reading […]Read more "The Daily Numbers Game"
I’m not sure when and where I first heard it. When and where was I when the words came out — directed at me and meant to express a deeply-felt human emotion? Was I with a friend? A lover? Someone with whom I share blood? Whomever it was and whenever it happened, that foray into […]Read more "Speaking in Incomplete Sentences"
Years ago we had a family of four stay with us for a few days. They were traveling though the US from Israel. Thanks to Couchsurfing, we met. (For those of you who have never heard of Couchsurfing, it is a “hosting” website which brings people together to share their homes with one another when […]Read more "What it means to be Disciplined"
And then there is another type of PITA. I will warn those of you with any reluctance to read about personal disclosures regarding the functioning of an otherwise healthy human body or a wish not to hear about the end of the human gastrointestinal track opposite the mouth to stop reading now. Thanks for giving today’s […]Read more "PITA only sometimes goes with Hummus"
I thought that this far into our “relationship,” i.e., on this my 83rd blog post, I’d let you know some things about me which may (or may not) be obvious after having read the previous 82 posts. (If you haven’t read the other 82, stop reading this one and go back. I’ll wait . . […]Read more "83rd Blog Post: The Time is Right"
When I got my driver’s license — at sixteen and a half years old, on the very day I was eligible — I already had a car. It was also sixteen and a half years old and cost all of $600.00. It was, what my dad called, “a boat.” These many years later, I would […]Read more "Speedbump vs. Exhaust"
About six weeks ago, I shared a short list of “Three Things I Love in my Mouth.” Many of you replied with your own list of three particular “things” you, too, loved in your own individual mouth. Some of you listed more than three (not keeping within the confines of the “rules”); some of you […]Read more "Three Things I Love in My Mouth: Do-Over"
Yesterday afternoon I had a hard conversation. To be fair, it was less of a dialogue and much more of a monologue — an admission, a confession. It took me an hour to explain, what I considered to be, “the heart of the matter.” I wish I had been allotted more time, but time was up. […]Read more "I (sort of) Appreciate the Warning"
When people “follow” me on Twitter, they get an automatic message in their inbox from me. While it is generic, it makes clear that I have doubts about the value of sharing anything in 140 characters or less. It reads: Thanks for following me. I’m new to the World of Twitter. I hope to make […]Read more "How’d You Two Meet? Online."
Two weeks ago, I shared an experience Rob and I had describing how we’d bumped into a couple whom we’ve not seen in a year and a half despite our several suggestions for our families to get together. If you didn’t read it, here is the link: Awkward Fourteen days later, we were back at the […]Read more "Now Even Worse than “Awkward”"