August 4, 2016My Story 11 Comments

This week I was tasked to write about blessings. Normally I feel like I’d have very little trouble writing about this topic. I’d sit and think about the weight of Esmé in my arms at night as she drifts off to sleep over my shoulder. And somehow, I’d leap from there, finding myself wrapping the … Read More

Chicago Ferris Wheel

July 14, 2016My Story 10 Comments

Last Friday I got on a plane and flew to Chicago meet my foundation partner and dear, dear friend Juliann. We had what amounted to a day and a half together. But, as is usual for us, our time seemed to expand into something far bigger. Juliann and I have known each other for only … Read More

It’s Always Been Me

July 6, 2016My Story 3 Comments

It’s Always Been Me I’d guess that some of you might be a wee bit surprised to have landed here on this page. I keep imagining you, former reader from the Cute Syndrome Blog, clicking the link to your favorite post (Which is probably this one. Or this one? Maybe this one?) expecting to see my … Read More

The things we know

July 1, 2016My Story 6 Comments

My teacher asks with his eyes before reaching out to adjust my stance. I nod. He kicks at my foot, turning my toes. He lifts and pushes my hand in place, closer to my face. Stepping back he mirrors my body. “Like this,” he says as his fist hooks, deliberately, elbow up. “Again. Watch my … Read More

When I close my eyes.

June 23, 2016My Story 24 Comments

  When I close my eyes I see the haunted places inside of me. That sounds frightening, I suppose. But it isn’t. Or at least it isn’t as frightening as it might be. The haunted places inside me are at once beautiful and terrifying—illuminated, fiercely. When I close my eyes I find those luminous places … Read More

Old Wild Bill Turns 70

April 4, 2016My Story

  My father and me mowing the lawn in 1983 A few days ago, when I shared my recipe for the Lemon Lavender Gin Fizz, I mentioned that it was my father’s 70th birthday. I am sort of blown away by this milestone. I suppose part of my feelings of awe around it have to do … Read More

On Reality and Magic

March 22, 2016My Story

      A few weeks ago I wrote a post on the Cute Syndrome Blog about my relationship with the “magic” ring I have in my life. I didn’t come out and say it exactly, but at the core the piece was about how magical thinking can help draw our attention to the gifts … Read More