I’m on a compassion jag and I can’t stop it.
I have been gathering up Sami’s baby gear to donate to a local thrift store, but then as I was looking at those two bags of stuff sitting there in the front hallway this evening, it hit me that I know someone who can really use [...]
First of all, I must announce that I am offically full of shit.
Despite recent meanderings that hinted to the contrary, I am not going to stop trying to meet someone (never mind if wisdom indicates that it would probably be a good thing for me to intentionally be on my own for a while). In fact, [...]
(This is a post that I wrote on and off through my stay in California, battling my grandmother’s virus-addled PC. Hope you don’t catch anything! - MamaDharma)
Tonight I read a stunning interview in The Sun Magazine (excerpted online but really worth reading in its entirety) with Kittissaro and Thanissara, a couple who lived as Buddhist monks [...]
I almost forgot to blog about my one year anniversary as a single parent, caught up as I was in the MoTH thing.
I can feel the visceral coolness of that early morning, sitting on the balcony in my ex’s apartment, our ninth wedding anniversary, November 25, 2007. We smoked a cigarette and he casually told [...]
It would be so tempting to fall apart right now.
But I’m so over it.
Not that there is anything wrong with falling apart. It’s a category on my blog. I’ve consistently fallen apart very well, and I appreciate the process for what it is. Right now, though, I am more interested in piecing myself back together.
On the [...]
Oh, my. On days like these I am reminded of how fragile I can be sometimes.
All it takes is “a thing” to get me spiraling. And there’s almost always “a thing.” Life is full of them.
Work was hard today. I can’t really write about it because I feel weird writing about work stuff on this [...]
Oh, this morning was a bad morning. A bad, bad morning. And I was a bad mommy. A bad, bad mommy.
As usual, I did not allot enough time to get us ready to get out of the house. After rather frantically trying to bathe, dress, and feed myself, I woke Sami up and immediately started [...]
The full moon hangs larger than life in the sky and my heart is open.
Oh it’s so odd how I swing from feeling so disconnected to feeling so connected, like tonight.
Ricky’s death reminded me that life is nothing but a glorious series of possibilities. How blessed we are to breathe, how blessed our hearts [...]
Otherwise known as adventures in online dating…
Out of those 973 views on a particular online dating website that will not be named, I’ve had a few nibbles. Last Saturday night there was a date with a very interesting person, a humanitarian, originally from Southeast Asia. A shy, mad scientist-type who unfortunately did not have a clue about [...]
I’m thinking about this 180 degree shift from dis- to re- empowerment and how it feels like my life has just split wide open. Much of the overlay of victimhood has dropped away and I am simply seeing things as they are, for the first time in a long while. I’ve become so much aware [...]
Welcome to this blog - my chronicle of the illuminating, character-building path of single parenthood. I'm making this up as I go along. My life is my practice, and my five year-old son is my greatest teacher.