For the Love of Macarons

For the Love of Macarons

Several years ago, Daniel and I went to Paris.  It was our first time, and predictably, I fell in love with the City of Lights.  I remember the first time I tried that famous French confection, the macaron. We had taken the train from Paris out to...
Howling at the Moon

Howling at the Moon

I’ve received a similar email from several friends this past year.  The email tells a terribly sad story and usually starts with: “My friend’s daughter/ husband/ mother just died in an accident/ in a car crash/ from cancer.  I want to be there for her, but I...
Different Now

Different Now

It’s nearing the end of July, drawing closer to August 14. I will never be able to think of August without trepidation again. I used to love camping.  Used to love being out in nature. I used to love Yosemite. I used to love trees.I used to have my...
Falling in Love

Falling in Love

I used to sing this to Dragon when he was a baby.  He was my first born child, and I had no idea how much I would love this kid. Elvis’ version is my favorite: Wise men say only fools rush in But I can’t help falling in love with you Shall I stay...
Dealing with Something

Dealing with Something

When was the last time you felt alone? It’s one of the worst feelings in the world, isn’t it?  I’m not talking about being alone – I often like to be by myself.  I’m talking about experiencing something hard when it feels like no one else has experienced the...
Extra Hard

Extra Hard

Today is the last day of school.  Dragon missed the entire year.  Dragon missed a whole year of learning, of experiences, of frustrations and having fun.  He missed Spanish 2 and Physics and the annual Dodgeball tournament and getting his driver’s...