off into the world…

This time of year I get twitchy. It comes from my teaching days. My dreams are about lining bulletin boards with colored butcher paper and writing on clothespins. I start looking at the yogurt containers like, “You’re so cute. I’m gonna save you for something!” My circadian rhythms are still set to the…

For the Love of Waiting

I’m a baseball fan. The day that pitchers and catchers report to spring training feels like the first day of vacation for me. Your happy place may be a beautiful white beach with a light breeze and a palm tree. My happy place is above the 1st base line, spittin’…

Imagine 2014

Can we change our bodies with our minds? New research says yes. We don't decide, say in the middle of a conversation, to dilate our pupils for effect. That kind of change in the body is an involuntary response, usually to environmental conditions. You're cleaning out your closet, then walk…
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