Last week one of my kids asked me how they could get the courage to talk to someone they have a crush on. Now I only have one high school Crush Story where I exhibited bravery. It was at a high school graduation party and I approached the boy I’d been crushing on for two years and asked him to dance. He said no. On the surface, it’s not such a great story. Except for the part where I actually… Read more »

  Idea adrenaline? I’m all in. Running while being chased by bulls adrenaline? Not so much. But when I got the opportunity to see this adrenaline junkie action up close and you-can-smell the-bulls personal, I didn’t hesitate. Because The Great Bull Run is another historical moment for Virginia. Apparently this was the first bull run in the United States (it’s right up there with the founding of Jamestown and the Civil War). And because, I was very curious about a bull… Read more »

I like the idea of summer. It really does feel like a new beginning. Or at least a chance to catch my breath. Even though I’m not in school anymore, I’ve been anticipating the shift into this new season. Yeah there may still be work to do (and troubles to deal with) but I’ve been looking forward to longer days, sunnier days…days that somehow seem open for MORE. Well, more of the things that seem to allow you the space to… Read more »