Pleasant-ville…or not.

Quick post here just to get something off my chest. Minimal editing, so no grammer/structure judging, ok? Yesterday I waited on hold for about 10 minutes to talk to some at the USPS. When I finally got Louise on the phone, she wasn’t able to really help me, but she genuinely tried to. When IContinue reading “Pleasant-ville…or not.”

The Radical Notion of Being OK

Here’s the thing about living alone for most of your life (Or in my case, living without another human. Sadie would dispute that I live alone). One day, you’re going to be coming back from a dog park/shopping trip. It’s going to be a rainy spring night in Boston. You’re going to be expertly juggling your bag,Continue reading “The Radical Notion of Being OK”

Punched in the gut by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, pictured above with Louis Langrée and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (and shamelessly borrowed from the From the Top facebook page). *** “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”  – Maya Angelou. Seriously, y’all. Is that not the most incredible quote about music you’veContinue reading “Punched in the gut by Maya Angelou”

Grownup milestones for the not-yet-grown-up

A friend on facebook turned 40 recently. I found myself thinking about her life: 3 great kids, a marriage, running her own business…when I realized I was only two years away from that milestone, I stopped and floundered for a bit. I mean, really, it’s amazing just how very far from her reality I am. It madeContinue reading “Grownup milestones for the not-yet-grown-up”

It’s all relative

Many of you have read my laments about my lack of culinary skills on this blog…I have proudly proclaimed on more than one occasion that I’m not a foodie. However, last week, while visiting family, in idle conversation, they told me I was “getting foodie-ish.” I made that term up, because they said something else that IContinue reading “It’s all relative”