More Farm Bathing, this time, in South Carolina!
‘Twas the day before the Monday of winter break in White Plains, NY and nary a plan was in sight. As someone who grew up in sunny California, the notion of a winter break is not ingrained in my psyche; HOWEVER, we have two kids, ages 7 and 8, and [...]
What’s your Bob?
I cut my own hair. Many people cut their own hair, even before Covid mobilized everyone’s inner hairdresser. But there’s more. Over the past few years, I was having a particularly hard time with aging. I was approaching 50. I had been fortunate enough for most of my adult life [...]
Appropriation or Celebration?
I hate labels, but if you force my hand, I would say that I am a liberal. There is no “but.” I really dig those human rights, equality and social justice. I am not a fan of bad people, which isn’t to say that non-liberals are bad people. I know [...]
Farm Bathing in Vermont
In Japan, they have something called forest bathing or shinrin-yoku. It is the act of making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest, not just walking through the forest. This is why I am calling my family’s recent “glamping” trip on a farm in Vermont “Farm Bathing.” [...]
Dear Kids, Trump was kinda my fault and that’s why I must make peace with this shit show.
I don’t know about you, but ever since Donald Trump entered the presidential race in the first place and then proceeded to “win” said race, I have not been a well woman. Fast forward to the last few months, and I can tell you that I have not experienced this [...]
Mothers of sons. The future of humanity is in our hands.
(Inspired by a chapter called “Boys” in Glennon Doyle’s latest book, Untamed.) The best thing that you can do is pick up Glennon’s book (you know, because she and I are on a first name basis) and read it, but read the chapter called “Boys” five times and ask everyone [...]