I spent this past week in bed recovering from root canal from hell (just so you know, gritting your teeth is VERY bad for you). Blog post to follow at some point, using said root canal as metaphor. In the meantime, a blog rewind — one of my favorites. Here’s to your good dental health and a relaxed lower jaw!
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” — Dr. Seuss
These days, it is not uncommon to see a row of young people sitting next to each other, feverishly texting — and often texting each other despite the fact they are sitting RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER — rather than having (risking?) a conversation. Adults are starting to do the same. Slowly but surely, it seems that texting is replacing conversation– or at least changing the nature of conversation. [Read more…] about Making Conversation
Last week, my husband and I traveled down to Boston, met some friends, and headed over to The Moth StorySLAM. The theme was Fathers, and happily, I got to tell my story about the Tricia Ball, a Christmas ornament Daddy made for me when I was very little and years later still brings great joy. Out of the 10 stories told that night, some were heart wrenching and some were hysterical, but most importantly, all of them were true.
I know only one way to drive to NYC — I-91 to exit 17 in Connecticut to Route 15. I stay on Route 15 for about 2 hours until I get to Manhattan and then I take a left. If that route’s not available, I’m in trouble. When driving to NYC last week, traffic stopped at Exit 23, with a blinking highway sign saying exits 17 and 18 were closed. Clearly, I had a problem, not the least of which was an important meeting at 2 p.m. that I was now in danger of missing.