In our daily lives we are asked to share, update, and post. I translate those into “divulge, disclose, and publish.” Although we have the privilege of privacy, that is, no one is forced to use social media platforms, we oftentimes (and with abandon) divulge and disclose to anyone willing to be our audience and perhaps out of […]Read more "The Signal (self-knowledge) Versus the Noise (perceptions of others)"
In our culture of minute-to-minute inter-connectedness, we have come to expect ourselves and others to disclose (share one’s thoughts/experiences) AND respond (perceive and comment on the thoughts/experiences of others). Somehow we have come to regard “full engagement” as being part of a running (and oftentimes meaningless) commentary on things that 1) we don’t really understand […]Read more "Fighting against the Absurd"
Recently I had the opportunity to “interview” for a volunteer position. Myself, along with the other volunteer candidates, were asked questions by a five-member panel. Ostensibly, these open, public interviews gave the candidates a chance–above and beyond what each of us might have shared via our written applications–to impress the panel with our detailed and […]Read more "Women are Still Dealing with This"
For the last little while, it has seemed as though everything I consider doing is too challenging, too time consuming, or simply unrealistic. Some little voice in my head screams thoughts at me throughout the day. “You can’t get published.” Too challenging. “You can’t really get to know what your children experience.” Too time consuming. […]Read more "When Choice is Suspended between Perseverance and Abandonment of Effort"
In any average day, you can find me reading non-fiction essays that focus primarily on erudite topics that integrate philosophy, social justice, feminism, politics, creativity, and mindfulness. Guess what? There is nothing “new” out there. Nevertheless, it’s nice to have the thoughts of others to deepen an understanding with which we already have a familiarity. Recently, I […]Read more "Haters Gonna Hate"
While I am not a four-year-old boy in a yellow t-shirt wondering whether I will be invited into the circle, I am acutely aware of the anxiety he must be feeling in that “in between” place. He is probably, in his naive/juvenile way, thinking that once they spot him, he’ll be waved over (naive) and […]Read more "The Longing for (Not) Belonging"