Ode to a Commode

  I subscribe to the “Word of the Day” through Dictionary.com. One of the words last week was “hydra,” (noun: a persistent or many-sided problem that presents new obstacles as soon as one aspect is solved. 2.a water or marsh serpent with nine heads, each of which, if cut off, grew back as two). According […]

Stumbling Round the Learning Curve

I had intended to write on the grieving process, as November 27th is the 42nd anniversary of my brother’s death in an airplane crash. I even started a post about meaningful/momentous days and may get back to it, but I’m not feeling it right now. I thought I sounded melodramatic when I tried to write […]

I’m a Little Bit Vegetarian and a Little Bit Meat Eater

  I had a dream the other night about feeling unappreciated.  Discussing the dream with my husband over our morning coffee, I was able to connect the dots between my history of being fifth of twelve to my more recent professional life as a social worker. I contend that the most underappreciated and underpaid professionals […]

You Can Make Your Cake (or Brownie) and Eat it Too.

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I worry about the amount of sugar we consume through what homemade dessert recipes require and through “hidden sugars” in processed foods.  However, I also want my dessert to taste like dessert.  My personal litmus test is my youngest child the aforementioned pickiest eater also from my […]