Tag Archives: joy

Bees in Her Bonnet

One thing I love about being a parent is the novelty of everything. All the firsts in my daughter’s life thrill me more than I ever knew they would. I’m a novelty seeker by nature. And, having moved from Manhattan … Continue reading

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Take it on the Chin

This morning, things did not go according to plan. The plan had been in place for weeks (in my mind) to go on a favorite hike on Chicago’s north shore. Down through the ravines, to the beach, have lunch and … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones, Thunder and Chocolate

Is it just me? All women? I hate to rush. It drives me bonkers. In my estimation, I have a really high threshold for stress. But rushing rattles my nerves. Once I’m rattled, it’s hard to chill down. We end … Continue reading

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Church Blaze

November 8, 2009 Guess where I’ve spent the last half hour? In gospel church! Union Baptist Church, to be precise http://www.panoramio.com/photo/15652696 I had gotten milk and heard gospel singing while walking my bike back home. I parked my bike right … Continue reading

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Existential Angioplasty

I’m jealous of Olia, who’s blogging from Utah right now. I love mountains, but I’ve only climbed them, never skied down one. Well, I tried snowboarding in WI once and it was rad, but the surface was an ice sheet … Continue reading

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Shake It

I’m wrestling with a die-hard demon. While I’m busy following my bliss (new mom, new house, new friends), turning about face once every four years or so to clear the slate and redefine my new persona, usually to match new … Continue reading

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How to Cultivate Ecstasy

I am eating a pear. It is the best pear on planet Earth. It was grown from seed, intended just for me. It is the sweetest pear I have ever tasted. It has a floral bouquet. It is a Comice … Continue reading

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