Worthless Things

A perfect specimen of strength and beauty, the horse rears–mane and tail at attention, hooves, flank and muzzle covered in aluminum foil. Wait . . . what? You, too, can be the proud owner of a 12-foot wood-carved sculpture of a horse partially covered with foil for a mere $5,000. As we gazed at the…

Is Now a Good Time?

My oldest son is applying for his first job. As he filled in the applications, he peppered me with questions. “What hours should I say I’m available? I don’t want to work on Sundays because of church, but I also don’t want to work on Fridays so I don’t miss out on all the fun…

Delusions

I came down with a sore throat over a month ago. Congestion was followed by an incessant cough–a cough that would not allow me to speak more than 2 words of a sentence before the pressure in my chest would cause me to cough. It has been super annoying and draining. By late afternoon each…

Calling Out

Sitting on the hard ground in front of Cinderella’s castle, my son Kaden fidgeted. We had just experienced one of the most amazing fireworks displays at DisneyWorld’s Magic Kingdom. We were holding down the fort for a great seat at the Once Upon a Time show. None of us had ever seen the show before….

Unlimited Room

When I was six years old, I wanted to be Dorothy Hamill. Dorothy Hamill skated so beautifully over the crystalline surface of the ice. I coveted her life so much that I even asked for a Dorothy Hamill haircut (which looked more like a boys’ bowl cut on me). I skated for hours a day,…