Let’s start with the shallow: I went to Ulta today to buy some “Almost Lipstick” by Clinique because Jackie Schimmel touts it and she could sell me anything except $300 overalls and a shoe subscription service (The Bitch Bible Podcast). The saleswoman was grilling me a little about my skin care routine, which was not… Continue reading Skincare hacks, CST for cancer and mega synagogues…
From the digital archives: January 2017 "I wanted to tell you, in the most sincere way, is that you deserve the best, the absolute best in life, because you are one of the few people in this dirty world who is honest with himself. Actually that is the only thing that counts." —Frida Kahlo
The leap to go to Israel for the first time with Momentum this July was made possible by; excellent babysitters, planes, trains, automobiles, the Jewish Federation of Sarasota and the lure of the most incredible hummus I would ever taste. My boss encouraged me to go and told me it would be, “the trip of… Continue reading Keep it Alive (My Israel adventure)!
"I'd rather have flowers on my table than diamonds on my neck". —Emma Goldman Hi I'm Emma, I'm also a single mom. I'm not sure where I first heard the "6 month rule" for introducing a boyfriend to your kids, I think it was my well meaning friend.Emma Johnson recently wrote AN awesome ground moving,… Continue reading Flowers on my Table.
REVISED! I love the feedback my (new) writing teacher gave me. 1. A winter downpour Waterfalls frozen in time Listen, waves of ice 2. Sunshine like champagne Daring March seeds pop open Drunk on morning mist 3. A loon echoes night Summer dreams skim deep water The old song of home 4. Howling winds fly… Continue reading Haikus for the Seasons
A few days ago my friend created a group to memorialize and remember our friend and teacher, Bill Scheffel. I want to share about him and what he meant to me. But I don’t want to be a grief groupie. Others were much closer to Bill and yet he was a HUGE and life changing… Continue reading On Bill Scheffel & Mary Oliver
I remember the first time I tasted nattō. It was not on the menu. My roommate Niki, at Naropa University, inquired with our server at Hapa Sushi. Niki was cooler than me—a golden girl with a Volvo station wagon. She introduced me to midwifery, pairing gouda with basil and told great stories about hiking through Big… Continue reading Believe it or Nattō
If it weren't for the great podcasts that have permeated my life in the last few months, I'm not sure I would have pulled on my recycled yoga mat sandals and buttoned up my big girl Gucci-Goodwill jeans to write for the enjoyment of writing (online) again. It feels EXHILARATING! TITILATING! Bouncy and juicy and...… Continue reading Keeping It Simple/ Wabi Sabi
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton