Monthly Archives: November 2014

CELEBRATING ABUNDANCE

CELEBRATING ABUNDANCE There are lots of things to be grateful for at Thanksgiving: You don’t have to go shopping (except for food), you don’t have to wrap gifts, (or return them), you don’t have to do a lot of decorating, (okay, pumpkins, and gourds, and maybe those dried corn husk things, but it’s no big deal.) In the end, it’s… read more

RIPPING OFF YOUR STRAIGHTJACKET…

RIPPING OFF YOUR STRAIGHTJACKET… Seriously, it’s time to unbuckle the wretched thing once and for all. You know that “straightjacket.” It’s the one we strap around ourselves just about every day. Its buckles and straps are made up of our insistence on outlining, categorizing, detailing, and meticulously reviewing our flaws, weaknesses, shortcomings and “just not… read more

THE THRILL OF IT ALL

Jim and I and our Golden Retriever, Willa, run around the reservoir in Central Park every morning – rain or shine, sleet or snow, blazing heat or face-numbing frost. And thanks to Willa, the self-appointed “park greeter,” who absolutely insists on “welcoming” (tail wagging, ears down, smiling) everyone she sees, we meet an awful lot of interesting… read more

IT’S OKAY…

No, really it is. It’s nothing to get worked up about. They’re just bugs. Not the bugs that eat the holes through your favorite cashmere sweaters. Not the bugs that swarm and nip around you all summer and drink your blood when dusk falls – even after you spray the bejeesus out of your patio.… read more