The Common Good

Mary Clair Making a Heart with Her Hands

I’m not what you’d call a “political” person. So it makes me a bit uneasy to post about a “political” topic, but as a writer, when the muse calls… it’s best not to let that one go to voice mail. I watched with wonder yesterday as my Facebook friends split before my eyes… half to […]

Hello, Muddah. Hello, Faddah.

It’s eerily quiet here this week. After attending a gorgeous Willis Family Farm wedding — which, by the way, made my personal wedding “Top 5” ranking — (congrats to the beautiful newlyweds, Beth and Jake), and after staying at the fabulous Tyner Pond Farm where we got to herd pigs (yes, details forthcoming), we left […]

Reluctant Research

Notebook and Pen

Many years ago, when I first began my professional career, I worked with a gal who became a quick friend. We were in different departments, but we clicked instantly. She’d just gotten married, I was engaged. We were young and happy and upwardly mobile. Shortly after our friendship was cemented over dinners out and shared […]

Trust Me, I’m a Doctor

It’s June 15th and I’ve only blogged once this month. Totally unacceptable. Totally. But I have a good excuse. It’s summer. I’m working. My kids are out of school. My dogs are needy. The laundry never stops. And I’ve been a bit under the weather. Not Serious-Under-the-Weather, just enough for a little self-diagnosis and medication. […]

Traveling with Teenagers

It was easy to write about my kids when they were younger. They didn’t have Internet access or iPhones, they weren’t interested in what I had to say on my blog (okay, in general, they’re still not — but they now have the ability to read about themselves if they so choose), and the things […]