"Life is like a box of chocolates ... you never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) As much as Americans are obsessed with living longer, it's amazing how many people don't want to be "old." As a group, we will nip and tuck, wear rhinestones all over our backsides, dye our hair… Continue reading Old, wrinkled and happy?
"Be patient! The Great Wall didn't got build in one day." today's actual fortune cookie wisdom God certainly has a sense of humor. If otters weren't enough to prove that, my odd career trajectory would. There is absolutely no other way to explain why, almost four years ago, a journalist would sit down to write… Continue reading Got build?
“We think we know what we want, but we can never really know until we've got it. And sometimes when we have, we discover we never really wanted it in the first place - but then it's too late." Alexandra Potter, British novelist Walking past a computer where a daughter was checking out another Sims… Continue reading Be careful what you wish for
“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.” Anne Frank, writer, hate-resisting firebrand The other day, our youngest daughter asked me to get something on a high shelf in the kitchen. Our house is old. Our cabinets… Continue reading Listening to the season 2
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” Corrie ten Boom, Dutch writer and Nazi-resisting firebrand It's not so much that life comes at you fast, it's that it comes in bursts. That's what happened over the weekend -- a sudden storm of quiet desperation that came from just… Continue reading The cure for fretting