Testing, Testing...Is This Sign Working?

Until the day I die, and the mysteries of the Universe are unveiled to me, I buy it all.  Whatever you want to sell me, I'm buying it...


Be Still, My Racing Heart

Do not expect warm, beachy weather in Stinson during the summertime.  If you show up here in July wearing shorts and a tank top, you will...


Dear Gwyneth Paltrow, Will You Admire Chris if He Cheats on You?

I have a message for Gwyneth Paltrow:  Life isn't complicated until you complicate it.  (Thanks, Mom.)  And I'm pissed at you for contributing...


Making Some Magic, Divorce Style

As Halloween approaches, the sky welcomes back the clouds.  The sun paints them orange and red, purple and yellow, and leaves dusky blue...


Where Buffalo and Canadian Hockey Players Roam

There's mozzarella and then there's fresh buffalo milk mozzarella.  There's life and then there's life led proactively, bravely, and consciously...


There

The drive home from Stinson Beach is one I treasure.  Whether I go north or south to reach my destination, the road curves 


It Only Takes a Moment to Alter the Entire Game

I was late leaving for Mt. Tam on Monday morning.  I kept telling myself I was wasting time.  Focus.  Focus.  Prioritize...


Infidelity is No Farce, Pity is No Party

My body is wrecked.  Numb.  Muscles aching from holding on for dear life.  Today was moving day.  But not for me.  For The Genius...


This Isn

This past Wednesday I took Mr. Simplicity, a former client and dear friend, to the top of Mt. Tam.  He was gobsmacked...



The Richness of Sweetbreads and a Gentle Nature

That feeling of having plateaued these past few weeks has been replaced with a reactivated sense of curiosity, an active quest for joy...


Definition of Vulnerability, Divorce Style

Being vulnerable is sexy.  Divorce is not.  Divorce is ugly.  Divorce by betrayal is hideous.  I've been having a challenging time being vulnerable...


Life Intervenes

I was all ready to write about our trip west and the joy I experienced watching the boys revel in their first lake swim, jumping off the rock...


Dating While Divorcing: Don

At least that's what my Mom says.  She's of the belief that one should wait a full year AFTER the divorce is final to date.  As in final...