Why You Should Always Help the Flailing Beetle on his Back or Why the Moon Crashed into Texas

Have you ever seen a beetle flipped upside down?  He struggles valiantly, all of his tiny legs waving in the air frantically trying to right himself.   That’s how I feel every morning when I wake up.  I’m flailing around groggily trying to right myself, the only thing on my mind is making it uprightContinue reading “Why You Should Always Help the Flailing Beetle on his Back or Why the Moon Crashed into Texas”

Letting the Cat out of the Bag

“One of the oldest and most generous tricks that the universe plays on human beings is to bury strange jewels within us all, then stand back to see if we can ever find them.”  Elizabeth Gilbert. I just love that quote.  And the idea there are ‘strange jewels’ lurking within us all.  A guitar riff,Continue reading “Letting the Cat out of the Bag”

Raising Kick-Butt Girls

How Ellie’s brain (and any young child) is a little like an empty laundry basket: I was recently reminded of an article I read about how children’s brains are when they are very young – just open receptacles.  Whatever you toss in there is getting caught and held.  They don’t yet have a developed judgmental/criticalContinue reading “Raising Kick-Butt Girls”

Angela’s Rants. Or, the Beginning of the End to Angela’s Ability to Keep Friends.

I do my best to contribute to the elevation of my best self.  I try at least to be silent when people are being negative so I don’t add my own voice to the discord.   But…every now and again, it builds up and I gotta let it out or it’s going to make me EXPLODE.Continue reading “Angela’s Rants. Or, the Beginning of the End to Angela’s Ability to Keep Friends.”