Month: March 2010

Finding My Own Business: Family Dinners

I think the generation of Cleavers and Bradys had a secret they chose not to pass on to the more modern, double-income families: making dinner can be rewarding, fulfilling, and… gasp… FUN! Lots of good reasons went into my decision to attempt some regular, home-cooked family meals around the table. Not the least of which is that no one expected me to do it, … Read More Finding My Own Business: Family Dinners

Minding Finding My Own Business

It has recently come to my attention that I have a hard time minding my own business, because I’m not exactly sure what my business is. So, I’m going to find it. And that, my friends, is where this chapter begins…

Principles Before Personalities

This has to be one of the toughest ideas for me to practice – the idea of putting principles before personalities in my decisions and day-to-day interactions. Some personalities offend me. Some personalities annoy the shit out of me. And some just really tick me off. I’m sure there’s some psychological explanation involving mirrors and teachers and blah, blah, blah… Where does personality end … Read More Principles Before Personalities

Sunday Dinner

Today was the first of what I hope are many Sunday dinners at my house. We never had formal after-church dinners at my house growing up, but I attended a few with Mr. N/A’s family, and I am missing the idea of family traditions. I don’t think our weekly pilgrimage to Taco Bell counts. I chose a casserole dish (an Indiana thing that my … Read More Sunday Dinner

Bookshelves are for Books

My productivity has been incredibly high for an unprecedented period of time. I’m still feeling the sluggishness of Life with its rainy days and food binges and emotional curves and late nights. However… I’m getting a shitload of stuff done. And my brain is remarkably clear. It still spins, but it gives the illusion of being manageable, at least for the present, and it … Read More Bookshelves are for Books

The First Step

If it’s true that my thoughts create my world – if it’s true that I have power over the pen, then for this chapter, I’d like to be more calm more often, strike a balance between contentment and longing, find true love with myself, cut my number of possessions in half (voluntarily, please, dear Universe – no funny business), go to the beach without … Read More The First Step

New Chapter

I’m staring at a blank screen, and I can’t find any words to fill it. But this is the most exciting part, nevertheless. It means that the page has turned – a chapter in the story was finished, with nothing more to say, and now it’s time for something new. My urge to date has disappeared for now; my sex drive is on simmer. … Read More New Chapter