Just got back from Texas, y'all! Not just any part of Texas. Austin Texas - what some call the political 'blue dot in the red sea.' What residents proudly proclaim 'weird.' And what visitors like me found pretty irresistible with its combination of relaxed, friendly vibe; cool, small, clean city bordered by the Colorado River; … Continue reading My Texas ‘Best-ests’
I finally figured it out! Why I relate so much to movies and quote movie lines, want to emulate movie characters. Find comfort and meaning in TV shows. Feel less alone - and more understood - if I read an excellent book or discover an amazing song. What I figured out is that these … Continue reading Keeping it real
A Power Plant Operations Director I’m friendly with once shared with me that two of his proudest moments at our company were that he built a koi pond for employees at one of our main electric generation facilities and that he started a lunchtime bocce league in office where I work, which grew from four … Continue reading Extracurriculars count!
We recently celebrated my dad's 88th birthday. It was a really small, casual gathering - basically just immediate family, with good food (deli and lots of pastrami and sour pickles), good conversation (about all our lives, and my kids' upcoming moves and new adventures) and just a nice, relaxed little lunch. My dad, who's gotten … Continue reading Milestones
I’m not sure why, when or how it actually came about – my mini-obsession with otters. But it all makes sense to me when I think about it now. They’re adorable. They’re playful and fun. And I seem to remember a nature special on PBS poignantly portraying nurturing otter moms. In short, they have a … Continue reading My lucky otter socks
Do you ever find yourself saying that ‘this is one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life’? And do you find that some of the very best things you do in your life are often those that are hard at first, scary even? Just this past year – three decades into my … Continue reading Avi and me
'I'm broke but I'm happy, I'm poor but I'm kind I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah I'm high but I'm grounded, I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed I'm lost but I'm hopeful, baby I've got one hand in my pocket and the other is giving a high five ...' [see full lyrics] [watch it on YouTube] … Continue reading One hand in my pocket