When Things Don’t Go as Planned

Sooner or later, an appointment will be forgotten. Dishes will stack. Good food will go bad. It happens to all of us—especially when we’ve got a lot on our plates. The more we add, the harder it is to manage, and inevitably, a ball gets dropped or something (or someone) gets neglected. I’ve dropped my […]

Unlovable Blues Radio

It all starts with a casual remark. Something like, “I could never look good in yoga pants,” “My arms are too flabby,” or “My hair is so dull and boring.” Maybe your friend chimes in, “Well, my butt is too big, and my lips are too thin!” And back and forth you go, highlighting all […]

Skin and Bones

That’s me in the shirt with my mom and step-dad in Florida in 1996. I was 22 years old and weighed 72 lbs. We flew there to see a doctor—as a last-ditch effort to save my life. It all started four years before with an acute bout of gastroenteritis (or so they thought). After that, […]

Good Enough

My father was a craftsman in every sense of the word. Whether he was restoring a Victorian home or building an outhouse in the Maine woods, he always did everything “just right.”  His corners were square, he never missed a detail, and you can bet whatever he built would stand the test of time. He […]