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I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up That’s how it felt. I went back to Japan this summer, my home for a decade.   It’d been 18 years since I left and it was like stepping through the looking glass.   I felt like a stranger and yet oddly at home.  SO much was different […]

“I Am Awesome!”

My daughter Taiani, who is 11 years old has given me full permission to write this.   She is, in fact, eager to become an internet sensation so she encouraged me– “Put me out to the world, Mom!”  Not sure this is gonna tip her over the edge and into You Tube stardom but we’ll see. […]

Magical Me and the Big Yellow School Bus

I remember it so clearly.  There I was, one of many on the big yellow bus heading to school.   A frosty fall morning and the windows fogged up with the breath and buzz of the students.  I was in the second grade and full of magic.  I just knew it.  I was special and wanted […]

Super-Klutz or Self-Saboteur?

Sometimes ya just gotta wonder. And right now I’m wondering. And the question I am posing to myself is: Am I just a colossal klutz with no grace whatsoever or a subconscious genius with superior self-sabotage skills? Read on and judge for yourself. The day started out great.  I worked all morning, had some great […]