Tag Archives: optimism

False Starts

Today I am featured over at The Whirling Blog, a wonderful collaborative site created by the famous New York artist, Gene-Manuel. I was lucky to have met Gene-Manuel in an IntenSati class, and we’ve both been boosting our creativity and … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Appreciate About Snow

This was my status update the other day when New York got it’s first snow of winter (not to omit the Halloween storm that took out a large tree and downed power lines on our property): “I don’t like snow. … Continue reading

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Love Me, Love My OCD

In an earlier post, I confessed to being a perfectionist, and spoke frankly about how perfectionism is a condition people grapple with and sometimes have difficulty integrating into daily life. Fine, call it OCD. Once I started compiling this list, … Continue reading

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Add Years To Your Life

We travel to Manhattan all the time, but this was our first MetroNorth and NYC Subway ride, leading to a lovely outing in SoHo visiting galleries, cafés, and my favorite old haunt, Washington Square Park. Then a walk all the … Continue reading

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Hello, my name is Michelle, and I am a perfectionist.

I will never give up the notion that perfection can be achieved. All forces of nature and culture tend toward entropy, chaos, or at least diversity. Repetition with variation, meaning, no two things are alike. Still, I believe in perfection. … Continue reading

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Blogs from the Crypt

As I step into the labyrinth, I say silently, “I let go of the old life and walk toward the new.” I try to pace myself as I wind in circles. Just like the yellow lines on the road don’t … 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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Shelter from the Storm

I love a summer storm. I love the way it feels like hot breath, the way it smells like mallow, the way it sounds like a battered tympany. I love its pregnant clouds, and poignant symbolism. Moody, roaming — There … 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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“It goes fast!”

I am sorry to do this, and I won’t do it often—use this blog as a platform for a rant—but I’ve got to respond to a message I’m being bombarded with that merits a little constructive deconstruction: “It goes fast.” … Continue reading

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