Make a decision and make it the right decision

Make a decision and make it the right decision

When I was young I hated having to choose. I always knew that whichever choice I made, I would regret it. Inevitably, I would make the “wrong” choice. If I had to choose whether to spend the weekend with my mother at home or my dad in New York City, I knew that...
What makes sunflowers so special anyway?

What makes sunflowers so special anyway?

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll mention it again. Last year we were blessed with a four-week sabbatical in Morocco and Spain. Four weeks of family time. Four weeks of family dinners (my favorite part). Four weeks of beauty and sights and too many cathedrals...
Feel the fear

Feel the fear

I’m afraid. I know I have no reason to be. I am safe. Life is good. But I’m afraid. I can feel it in the pit of my stomach, or maybe the pit of my heart. It makes me wonder if I’ve always had this low-grade fear with me. Has it been my constant companion, and I’m only...
Feasting my eyes

Feasting my eyes

How often do I walk through my day and not notice the beauty around me? My daughter tells me that I taught her to relish the moment, delight in the little details, and notice, notice, notice. These are all things I do. And I want to do them even more. I’m sitting on...
Top down and people laughing at us

Top down and people laughing at us

It had been a family dinner night in Philly. I was raised to love great food and my husband has easily and happily joined that love. Now even my kids, I’m happy to say, are food snobs in the making. So every now and then we have a special family dinner. It’s a...