Filling Your Niche

Hungry lions

The human body boasts an amazing capacity for self-preservation in the form of fight or flight. When faced with a dangerous situation– say, a hungry lion– the body goes through a stack of biological changes that let us either A) fight off the hungry lion, or B) get the hell outta Dodge. As soon as your brain recognizes…

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They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I do judge books by their titles. And when I ran across one entitled Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life, it resonated. Deep and melodious. Making peace with an unexpected life. Damn, that’s good, I thought. That could’ve been the perfect title for my…

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letting go to move forward

Letting go to move forward

Somewhere around early October, we discovered standing water in the basement. Not a lot; just enough leakage from the furnace to evenly saturate the cardboard bottoms of the boxes stacked up neatly under the stairs. And of course, what should be in those boxes but particularly special, particularly absorbent things. Like critical paperwork. And some favorite childhood memorabilia….

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