The words you choose to say something are just as important as the decision to speak. ~Author Unknown During Ski Week, my younger son and spent the week hanging out together and doing a variety of activities; toward the end of the week, we visited my Dad and went out to lunch with him. My . . .
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. ~Will Rogers Last week, on the way to a doctor’s appointment, I glanced at my younger son sitting in the front seat, head tilted down, eyes glued to his iPhone. He was wearing his favorite faded black . . .
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth This piece is dedicated to my friend Roxanne, who always provides support, love, and encouragement and who's not afraid to call it as she sees it. I love connecting with others and find it very rewarding to communicate . . .
The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. ~Fred Dehner Note: Recently, I made the decision to share more about my family’s Lyme diagnosis and treatment; part of it is cathartic, and in part to help increase awareness about the impact of . . .
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~Buddhist Saying Note: Recently, I made the decision to share more about my family’s Lyme diagnosis and treatment; part of it is cathartic, and in part to help increase awareness about the impact of Lyme. As my . . .
I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ~Author Unknown Yesterday afternoon, I received an email from my younger son’s science teacher: Dear Karen, I wanted to reach out and let you know that C had a great lab day! He set the example for multi-tasking and working on the . . .
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence. ~Honoré de Balzac, Scènes de la vie Parisienne A few weeks ago, my husband and I had a minor disagreement about who was going to pick up our younger son from water polo. I do about 90% of the driving to and from school, . . .
"What we think, we become" - Buddha When I opened the refrigerator and saw the sugar bowl sitting on the top shelf “Ugh! Stupid arse!" immediately came to mind – quickly followed by “Let it go." My husband often misplaces or puts things back in the wrong spot. When I came across misplaced . . .
Adventure may hurt but monotony will kill you. ~Author Unknown The other day someone asked me why I was hiking Half Dome again. For some, hiking Half Dome is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; for others, there is no desire to take on this feat. After my first Half Dome climb last year, I knew I . . .
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. ~John Lubbock On the way home from school last week, my younger son said: "You should be a teacher, Mom, you’d be a great one.” I found his comment interesting and I . . .