family dynamics

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Let me have a show of hands

Do you talk with your hands? I do. If you forced me to sit on my hands while talking, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t make a sound. It was one of the things Basil and Catherine noticed when I met Pat, my first mother; we use our hands the same way when we talk. Basil … Continue reading

Stranger things have happened

We have a guest for the next couple of days — a relatively new friend of Catherine’s whose mom is traveling for business. The girl is lovely and already we’re having a great time. Funny how a new face can change the whole dynamic. We’re all on our best behavior, minding our manners, using a … Continue reading

Be it ever so humble, there is no place … well, you know the rest

How quickly we adapt. I’m back from my work trip out West, 6,000 miles in three days and only a little worse for wear. I don’t understand how people travel constantly for work. It feels as though I’ve been hit by a bus. And though I managed to get through the workday and am still … Continue reading

Cutting through the clutter

So the guest today on my friend, Kristen Rzasa‘s radio show at ftns.co, “A Matter of Balance,” was Julie Stobbe, owner of Mind Over Clutter, who was offering tips on how to get organized. It’s a good idea. If you’re organized — if everything has a place and you know were to find things — … Continue reading

Character Study 101

Did you have a nice Mother’s Day? Mine ran the gamut — a little of this, a little of that, because, well, if a little bit is fun, lots of little bits must be even more so. Or not. Yes, as usual, I was squeezing too much in to too little space, then cursing when … Continue reading