Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
“This isn’t going to show up in your next book, is it?”
It’s a funny thing about being a non-fiction writer. It seems it has made some people wary of me. I knew this was true when Olivia scrunched her face and said, “I can’t believe you wrote that.” And when friends have made disclaimers in conversations, stopping themselves mid-sentence to say, “Don’t blog about this.” I even overheard one of my brothers say to another,”Watch it. She remembers everything” (call it a curse, but it is true). (more…)
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
Home. It can find you in many places. Like today, for instance. All day, I was defining home as this lovely house that I live in. “Should I go out for coffee or just stay home?” I thought to myself. I filled out an application online and they asked for my home number. I knew which one they meant – it traveled along a cable and entered my phone through a hole in the exterior wall of my kitchen, into my home.
Sometimes home is Milwaukee where I grew up in, and where my entire family lives still. I’ve been deciding when I’ll go home this summer for our annual family retreat weekend.
Tonight I experienced another home, one that I had forgotten was a vital part of my weave. It was my graduate school, JFK University. I have been attending JFKU since the fall of 2006, and I’ve come a long way since the first term, when I was shocked we were actually meditating in class. Now I’m upset if the meditation is too short. (more…)