Take Care with the Narrative You Tell Yourself

As a life-long lover of books, I am drawn to stories. I think most people are. Stories pull us in to new worlds, new perspectives and adventures we would never have willingly taken on ourselves. While it's a given that fiction books are stories, I've found that the best nonfiction books also use stories to … Continue reading Take Care with the Narrative You Tell Yourself

Something > Nothing

It's 10:35 p.m. as I write this, and my husband and I just returned from a dog walk through our neighborhood. With the day's temperature reaching a high of 96 degrees, it wasn't until well after sunset that the Texas heat receded enough to be tolerable. Armed with a walking stick and flashlight, we chatted … Continue reading Something > Nothing

When my jeans get tight…

…my first thought is, “Hmm. I wonder if I left these in the dryer for too long?” Because let’s be honest–the easiest thing to do when confronted with an unpleasant reality is to offload it on someone–or something–else. I’ve had this pair of jeans for two years, so they ain’t changing. 🙂 Once I blow past … Continue reading When my jeans get tight…