July 26, 2020

Are you a parent or know any parents? Do you have children or know any children? Then you’re aware that in the United States 1. We are living in unprecedented times of a pandemic with climbing death rates; and 2. A new school year is fast approaching. You’ve seen the h...

October 23, 2019

The other day I’m sitting in my car having some feelings. Maybe I am ugly crying. This is at the most crowded grocery store in Boulder at 5 pm-Hangry Hour. I accidentally drop my phone into the black abyss, open my door, get out, crouch down and feel around til I find...

July 13, 2019

I was a Girl Scout throughout my childhood, and loved it so much that in my teens I spent several summers as a camp counselor at a residential Girl Scout camp in the green hills of Connecticut. In Scouts I learned to love the outdoors, music, late-night sharing and gig...

June 9, 2019

Sprinkling ashes around her flags, I say a prayer of thanks to Kim, for all of the loud easy laughter and outdoor adventures, the healing and tears, for the 26 years that we were important in each other’s lives. My breath slows. It gets quiet. I can feel it now, all of...

June 5, 2018

One of the many reasons I love to travel is it allows for unique, positive human connections, if even for fleeting moments. Vastly different lives intersect for a minute, maybe three, five… just enough time for a magical travel moment to happen and you are forever impa...

November 20, 2015

I am in the grief process. And one of the basic problems I’m having with this grieving process is that the person I most want to talk this though with is the person I’m grieving. My mother, Mary, is fading from Alzheimer’s. I was never close to my sister and my dad and...

November 13, 2015

It certainly started out innocently enough. A Friday night in autumn, three seventh-graders sprawled out on our tummies on brand new slumber-party sleeping bags from JC Penney, eating M&M’s by the handful. Susan put an album on the record player. Propped up on pillows,...

May 10, 2015

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The fire crackles as the women breathe in the night air and the words spoken by one another. Here is a diverse group of women from the hills of northwest Connecticut: artists, te...

April 29, 2015

 

Part of my journey was to find the people who could really help me—and who I could deal with. In my extensive research about infertility and “alternative” methods, acupuncture was one modality that kept coming up. Being, basically, an open-minded person, I was always...

April 22, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn’t quite realize that I was getting old. That is, until an adventure guide in Costa Rica and a hip yoga instructor in Boulder told me. I’d been merrily going about my business, being a mom, running a small business, and writing a book. Sure, I had past the...

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