It’s pouring down rain, middle of the day, both Mom and I are bottom down, on the wet pavement, reeling in defeat, not twenty feet from the car. The day didn’t start out this way, there were no warning signs, or ominous premonitions, but you know how God likes to shake things up, especially when […]

I wish people like Carlo Rovelli didn’t try to explain physics in seven brief lessons, because prior to this book spontaneously appearing on my doorstep, I had it all figured out. That’s right. I had my own indisputable theories, for example, the concept of gravity and time fit perfectly into the reality of my boobs […]


“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” Mary Oliver Happiness can be a master of disguise, often appearing in places we rarely suspect, hiding out in the ordinary. The simplest things can bring such joy – the sun breaking through the clouds, a ladybug landing on my steering wheel, a […]

It’s the first week of Lent and already I’ve failed miserably. I found myself savoring a crispy piece of bacon before realizing I was eating meat, forbidden on Fridays during the forty some days of Lent, and to make matters worse, it was a garnish on a rather juicy cheeseburger, which I quickly consumed along […]

I watched the movie Arrival twice, the first time I fell asleep, the second time blew my mind. I love the idea of language changing the way we understand time, aliens who are taller than me, and communicate with circular patterns. I think all the hoopla around the recent discovery of seven earth-like planets has […]