“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”– Albert Einstein Admittedly, I never planned to live alone for large swaths of my adult life — but for the past twenty years … More Soloing: In Defense of Solitude
I usually just blog once a week, but I felt like sharing my birthday greeting for Elton here… My favorite rock ‘n’ roller is 65 today… I’ve been an Elton John fan for forty years, if you can believe it! I had Tiger Beat photos of him all over the inside of my locker in … More Happy Birthday Mr. John!
This week I’ve been pondering pop culture. Several things are swirling around my head in a hodgepodge, so that’s how they’ll appear here. The Hunger Games I read Suzanne Collins’ terrifying (albeit thrilling) YA novel The Hunger Games (and Catching Fire and Mockingjay) over about four days last summer. Since it has been made into a … More What’s Goin’ On…
I am not much of a drinker/carouser/party girl, so until nine years ago St. Patrick’s Day passed me by without fanfare. I don’t drink green beer (gluten sensitivity prevents it) or have much of a hankering for corn beef and cabbage. Nine years ago my relationship to this day shifted. It turned out to be … More Remembering My Father
When I first moved to New York City (in my twenties) I covered the wall next to my bunk bed with postcards of lost luminaries in the field of music: Buddy Holly, Billie Holiday, and Edith Piaf, among others. I was studying music at the time, and Piaf’s rags-to-riches story appealed to me. I had … More Je ne regrette rien – No regrets
As someone who is, for all intents and purposes, an empath — and has been one all her life — I sometimes find it hard to understand why so many people cannot put themselves in the position of another human being and “see the world through their eyes.” For me, particularly in terms of people … More A Mind Opened By Wonder: An Empath’s View