Tag :daughter

Posted on 28 Oct 2014
A Letter to a Young Dreamer

Dear Young Dreamer, As you embark on this journey of starting college, or joining the workforce, you’ll receive literally tons of advice. Most of it you’ll ignore as I did at your age because after all who knows wha...

Posted on 09 Sep 2014
Of Imagination, Japan, and Wells Avoided …

"Japan" by Doug We spoke with our youngest daughter last evening, or rather early this morning, 3am PDT to be exact. I was the first direct connect, we hearing her voice, she mine and my husband’s, since we saw he...

Posted on 05 Sep 2014
Of Text Messages, Letters and Maslow’s Highest Level of Needs …

"The Star of Spring in Japan" by David A. LaSpina Around eleven-thirty last evening I received a text from our youngest daughter stating that she and her schoolmates had arrived safely in Japan. “We’re here and ev...

Posted on 03 Sep 2014
Of Witty Aphorisms, “Shirley Temples,” and Yearning …

"yearning" by harold.lloyd   This morning we drove our youngest daughter to SFO to board a flight with fellow schoolmates headed for an eight-day stay in Japan. Driving my SUV along the freeway to the airport, my h...

Posted on 01 Sep 2014
Of Lost Keys, Japan and Vulnerabilities …

"Kyoto, Japan - Geisha Mamechiho" by Ben Houdijk Our youngest daughter is leaving for a week-long enrichment trip to Japan with her schoolmates. Two teachers, a priest, and a female teacher are heading up the excursio...

Posted on 28 Aug 2014
Of Good Ideas, Frustration, and The Body Remembering …

"Free Colorful Spring Blossoms in Pink on Blue Sky" by Pink Sherbet Photography   My mother had many ideas, good and creative thoughts like Faivish Pewzner. She was also very frustrated. Looking back I now realize...

Posted on 22 Aug 2014
Of SUV’s, Omnipotence and Depression …

"Depression" Something shifted inside me the day of the car accident, when the driver of the Jeep SUV slammed into the back of my SUV. Being hit from behind unearthed, exhumed all my fears of being caught off guard, bei...

Posted on 20 Aug 2014
Of Rage, Addiction and Fears Made Manifest …

"Fear" by Wendy My mother was addicted to rage. I could not see that as a child. Only now at fifty-three, am I truly able to step back and grasp a sense of the fear that dwelled within her. Nothing but intense, immutabl...

Posted on 18 Aug 2014
Of Altruism, Old Age, and The Circle of Life …

"Generosity" by  Altaher Altabet Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do. ~~kahlil gibran Generosity of spirit requires trust--faith that...

Posted on 14 Aug 2014
Of Earliest Memories, Log Cabin Syrup Bottles and Acceptance …

[caption id="attachment_15008" align="alignleft" width="376"] "Palace of Fine Arts" by Justin Owens My earliest memory is of interacting with my mother. I was around three or four years old and presented my mother a flow...