Archive | January, 2012

Compassion

I am sizzling with rage.  It’s a rage borne of helplessness and shame. In the throws of an investigation into a creepy school janitor’s sexually inappropriate comments to my 8 year old daughter, her two BFFs denied hearing anything.  Recently in trouble with the principal for other reasons, they were afraid to get involved.  So […]

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Courage

At dinner the night before last, 8 year-old girl said, “So there’s this new janitor at school named Rick who works in the lunchroom – and whenever my friends and I fill up our plates with vegetables at lunch he says, ‘You’re going to grow up to be beautiful and sexy.’” HE SAID WHAT?????? She […]

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Growing Down Into Myself

I’ve decided to start a revolution. I’ve given it some thought now, and, as it turns out, I really don’t want to look younger.  The truth is, I would not trade one day of my current life – one day of my me now – for any one of them in my past.  Someone described […]

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Embracing My Neck

I recently was advised that, given my age, I should stop washing my “delicates” with soap.  So I went out in search of an alternative and stumbled upon some organic baby wash lotion stuff.  Hmm, I wondered, how might this work on my face and neck? Well, let me tell you, it’s been all I […]

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