Being a creator

Do you ever wonder why you are so exhausted? You try your hardest to live a Slow life, mindful of your time and what you do with it. You exercise, eat right, call your parents regularly. And yet it sometimes feel like it is not […]

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The end is near

The longest night of the year on December 21, 2017 passed by in a flurry. Perhaps it had to do with my daughter’s Christmas break arrival from Austria or the pending holiday preparations. The tree was lit, the hallways decorated, food stocked and presents awaiting […]

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Overcoming SADness

The sky is dripping with rain against a murky grayish backdrop. The trees have put down their blinds, standing stoically dormant outside my office window. The Christmas music singing merrily in the background seems oddly out of place. Mirth and cheer? At this time of […]

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The insanity is about to end.

Change is in the air. I can smell it like a pending snowfall. I’m not sure if it’s the careening soar toward the end of 2017 that has me believing change is afoot or whether the volume on the near-silent hum of winter’s slumber has […]

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The Shame Game

For the past three days I have avoided writing. Strange for a writer whose compulsion to express was laid in her cradle. Or perhaps for that very reason. Because writing succeeds the decision to tell the truth. Or at least my version of it. And […]

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When words fail you, what can you say?

Words are not supposed to escape writers. After all, is it not our mandate to use them, wisely, powerfully, pointedly? In the face of so much bad news – from the post-Hurricane Maria public health issues of Puerto Rico to the single white male slaughter […]

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The Key to Unhappiness

It is time to turn the tables. Typically, I focus on what works in life. But today I’m taking a new approach. It hit me like a ton of sun-baked bricks this morning as I observed life and the people in it that there is […]

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The Backward and Hateful Mind

Nestled in the aggregate air of three countries rolled into one atmosphere, I lay awake one starry night to ponder the hating heart. We arrived to our campground on Lake Constance that borders Switzerland, Germany and Austria to the news of a gun shooting at […]

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Truth downtrodden, not dead

If I were to look at the world from a teen’s perspective, life is pretty black and white. It’s either hot or it’s cold. It’s good or it’s bad. It is right or it is wrong. Despite the backdrop of this simplicity, life is pretty complicated […]

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