Commitment to What?

When it comes to commitment, there are two types: One can commit to the frame. I will not abandon my spouse, my child, my job, etc. until I die. The institution is established and will not falter. I said I would, and I will. Period. End of story.  Or, one can...
Grabbing the Moment

Grabbing the Moment

I knew it was a bit dangerous and hence, stupid. Setting an alarm on vacation. Heading to the mountain solo at daybreak. They do warn you in full font size – “You are entering a natural habitat for large wildlife – bears, elk and moose. Carry bear spray.” Of...
There is No Cure

There is No Cure

There is no cure. No magic pill. No easy way.  How, our inner five-year-old wishes this were different. She or he wants to have cake and eat it too. Literally. And right now, mind you. After all, we deserve this, right? We believe – and justify – that the bricks...
House Afire

House Afire

I admit I am not the best cook. It’s a skill I never mastered. Even if I follow a recipe exactly, it never looks like the picture nor tastes as the superior adjectives in the description tells me it should. Then, there is the bonus of the smoke alarm. I can’t make...
Not-So-Unconditional Love

Not-So-Unconditional Love

Here I go again, raining on your parade. But I guess better to hear from me than from someone more important to you … Unconditional love between partners does not exist.  Because, accountability counts. It is possible to erode love, whether slowly or quickly,...
Go Around Again

Go Around Again

Many of you know that I ran track in high school. The mile run was my specialty. That’s four laps around for you sports novices. After the many logged hours of pre-race training, all that was needed was a strategy as to pace and take over and then the sheer will to...