F@%k Cancer, Part 5

I need time to stop. For the seconds to slowly trickle and the minutes to last a lifetime. I'm not ready to see days turn into nights, to be closer and farther away... There I was once more, running through airports last minute - MSP and JFK this time - to run to my mother's... Continue Reading →

The Introvert Experience

After a while being out and about with friends, road tripping and the like, it dawned on me that folks don't really understand the introvert experience as it pertains to the human condition. Being able to engage live audiences and communicate eloquently and frequently with living "rational" beings, especially via online media, does not automatically signal... Continue Reading →

Marriage: Year Two

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. Our second year started waiting for the green light to start trying to conceive again. If nothing... Continue Reading →

Take a Chance

Draw a line, cross it, Take a step or two, Color inside and outside the lines. Let the wonder, wander free. Go beyond the horizon, Take the plunge and dive right in! Be bold. Be brave. Be fierce. Let the world see you shine. All that is loved is not lost. All that is forgiven,... Continue Reading →

The Maid, Matron and/or Man of Honor Commandments

Modern weddings are ripe with opportunities to create drama and misunderstandings especially when it comes to the roles and responsibilities for everyone involved. This is most prevalent in the bridal party where tasks like the bachelorette and day of preparations fall on the maid, matron or man of honor who gets to serve as a... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Our Scars

I've never played Bocce Ball. Ever. Watching people try to knock a ball closer to the pallina, or away, to force your opponent's hand to make a point never moved me to participate. W and the rest of my guy friends love hearing the satisfying clack clack of hitting the target, the shift of the... Continue Reading →

Of Life, Adulting and Challenging the Status Quo

My family realized I had the makings of an engineer because of my endless curiosity. Intrinsically, looking for patterns and figuring out how things were interconnected motivated me to ask questions of depth and substance. Whenever the adults didn't have an answer they would hand over a book, magazine or tool and leave me to... Continue Reading →

Genius (NatGeo)

Albert Einstein was one of the greatest minds in physics. His unruly hair and grand ideas about the cosmos have changed the way we think about gravity, time and space. The eccentric character he possessed made him an icon in Switzerland, Germany and beyond, as he dared to challenge the Reich twice! Even after his... Continue Reading →

The Unfulfillment of Potential

When I turned thirty everything was flying smoothly. The career was taking off. I had just gotten married. Then a miscarriage, my husband's drinking and layoff sent everything spiraling into a nose dive. We are still recovering from the stall. The promise of a bright future was clouded by a series of unfortunate events that... Continue Reading →

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