Category Archives: Humility


It’s not uncommon to hear people whine about “getting older.” Chances are you rarely hear anything positive attached to that phrase, so allow me to rock your world with something I came up with all by myself: One of the greatest privileges of aging is the acquisition of perspective. Boom. Didn’t that sound like, totally… Read More »

My Dark Passenger: Fear And Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you watch the show Dexter you know that the protagonist always has a “dark passenger” at his side. Even when he’s doing totally mundane and innocent things the passenger whispers commands and waits to pounce on a victim. I kind of have my own dark passenger. Don’t worry. I’m not some psychopath vigilante who… Read More »

The First Day of Sugar

Everyone in Blogland and beyond is talking about the first day of school. And yah, I suppose that’s exciting. But you know what? I have something more exciting for you. The first day of SUGAR. As in unapologetic white sugar, naked white flour, and delightfully shameless chocolate. It was everything I hoped it would be–and… Read More »

A Crude Mother’s Day

crude –adjective 1. in a raw or unprepared state; unrefined or natural. 2. lacking in intellectual subtlety; rudimentary; undeveloped. 3. lacking finish; polish, or completeness. I became a mom the moment a little double pink line appeared on that good old fashioned pee stick. I remember taking it on a whim. It was, after all,… Read More »