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Tides of Life

One of the things I love about the beach is the constant, dependable, soothing rhythm of the waves. Even though a storm can make the waves high and crashing and overwhelming - the underlying tides are constant and eventually everything will calm back down. Life is like that. When change feels like relentless breakers crashing…
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So Dr. Who is a Female

I confess, I'm a little bit mystified at the reaction to the announcement that the new Dr. Who is a woman. I saw the trailer and thought, "cool", though I admit I haven't really watched much Dr. Who since the Tom Baker days (Doctor #4), but I didn't expect the expressions of relief, victory, vindication,…
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Hot Summer

It's summer and it's hot (surprise!) here in North Carolina. Heat brings a slowness to my life that I both dislike and welcome. I always think my summer will be a time to be both productive and adventurous at home, because it's slower at work and the kids are home from school. I'll try new…
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I Took Her for Granted

Nine years ago today, June 13, my mother died. It was unexpected and a shock, though not unanticipated. She had survived breast cancer three times, but the treatment that prolonged her life eventually took it. Looking back I see how much I took my mom for granted. While that's often considered to be a bad…
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