A Whole Lotta Good

A Whole Lotta Good

Pinch me.  I’m waiting to either wake up or see a shoe quietly hitting the floor.As of Sunday, Dad is out of ICU and moved to his own fancy hospital room with a view of the trees and mountains outside. He seems to be climbing the hill to recovery – albeit slowly. But we’ll take … Continue reading

Confessions of a Biased Juror

Confessions of a Biased Juror

On Monday morning I drove to the LA County Courthouse to fulfill my civic obligation of jury duty. Don’t you assume that jury duty will turn out to be a traffic violation, petty crime or some marital dispute? I never imagined it would be something substantive, let alone a case and a victim with whom … Continue reading

Tattoo

Tattoo

It’s a bizarre experience to have tears and sadness, yet at the same moment – feel such piercing gratitude for your life.  I suppose feeling truly thankful is the only thing that gets us through challenging times. It is at this same precipice – looking down into a deep chasm of potential loss – where … Continue reading

Dear Dad & Universe

Dear Dad & Universe

Universe – I was not ready for this. An overwhelm of fear and sadness is not what I meant when I asked for time to stop.  I’m left to wonder if with great blessing, comes great tragedy. Is that how you find balance – and if so – what the hell universe? Thank you for … Continue reading

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

I’m craving an orchard. A place to behold and celebrate life in this potent harvest time. A place to work, find peace, smell the dirt and feel the simple heat of the earths light… the crunch and crackle of the wind. A place where exhaustion is won through joyous hard work, instead of defeating stress. … Continue reading

Dear President Obama (uncensored)

Dear President Obama, On the day you were elected — we cheered, we danced, we felt all the hope and possibility you had fed us for the last 15 months. We were full…and on the winning team once again. But you’re letting us down. They’re pushing you around and you’re turning the other cheek. What … Continue reading