To blog or not to blog

Today is one of those days when I want to blog, but I'm not sure it's a good idea. I want to blog because I want to whine, complain, and rant. Those are usually not good reasons for blogging. But, since my fingers are moving so quickly, I will respect the urge to write. Read on at your own peril. It all started with the brave goal of standing on the scale this morning after a weekend of too many indulgences. Stunned by the number staring back at me, I went on a … [Read more...]

Old Friends

Last night I went to dinner with some old friends -- former colleagues from my Capitol Hill Days. We've known each other for well over 30 years now, and we've celebrated each other's birthdays for all those years. I once asked Doug if he would like to join us for one of these dinners. "No!" He emphatically replied. "Why not?" I asked. "Because it wouldn't be fun. It would be like hanging out with you and your high school friends and having no idea what you're talking … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day

It's hard to admit, but I remember a time when I wondered if I wanted to be a mother.   I thought I lacked the natural maternal desire.   It just didn't grab hold of me with the urgency and excitement I thought I should feel.   It didn't help that I grew up in the women's liberation era when motherhood was characterized as the most unsatisfying job on the planet.   Women spoke of motherhood as drudgery, and the common belief was that there was more to … [Read more...]