For the last few months I’ve been working on a project that I really want to finish. I’m frustrated with myself, because I was supposed to be done in March. Back to the drawing board. Oh, I’ve got a bunch of excuses reasons why I’m not done. For one, this project is pushing at the limits of my technological skills. I took a Photoshop class this spring, but I still have some boundary stretching to do in the tech department…. Read more »

The quickening. It’s what the pregnancy books call the moment when a soon-to-be mom is physically aware of the movements of her baby.     I remember a bubbly effervescence, a tiny tapping, a feeling akin to little butterflies launching. From that first motion on, parenthood became a quickening too. A series of moments accelerating. Too. Fast. My daughter is moving at warp speed. One minute she’s appearing on an ultrasound screen, a bouncy, blurry greyness that I hardly could… Read more »

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ~Jim Rohn   A couple of days ago I stood next to the kitchen counter peeling a banana. I dropped the peel–and the stringy banana “hairs”– into our compost container. Then, without thinking, I broke off the end–a.k.a. the butt of the banana– and added it to the pile. I have no problem with the banana butt. But my son always has. When he was younger he wouldn’t… Read more »