In Uncategorized on February 3, 2014 at 9:09 pm
After years of skipping a vacation, my family and I are finally preparing to go away for a week. It’s a real vacation. An honest-to-goodness, charge-the-camera-battery-because-we’re-taking-lots-of-pictures vacation.
It’s a big deal.
Already, I’m daydreaming about an entire week without e-mails, conference calls or writing newsletters and reports. We’ve settled on taking our kids to Washington DC during the cherry-blossom season. My head is filled with visions of exploring museums and monuments while making lots of once-in-a-lifetime family memories.
And in the midst of my daydreams, I’m wondering why it take a long-awaited vacation to make me remember the importance of doing nothing. It’s what I’m writing about in my latest column for The Arizona Republic. I hope you’ll read along. More importantly, I hope you’ll find the time to do a bit of nothing in your own life. http://t.co/sD7HV0YbyY
In Uncategorized on January 1, 2014 at 11:23 am
A New Year has a lot in common with a new baby. At first it’s all shiny and new, filled with endless possibility. Six weeks later, it’s harder and more complicated and tiring than you imagined. And there’s no instruction manual to be found. (Below is my newborn daughter and me, circa 1993)
But the New Year, like a new baby, needs love and believing. It’s what I’m writing about in my latest Arizona Republic column. http://t.co/4RJJLnoJp9
In Uncategorized on December 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm
Sometimes Christmas takes a little more effort. This year is one of those seasons. But sooner or later, the magic happens. For me, it happened at my nieces’ church Christmas play.
I’m writing about the play, fidgeting kids, an unwed mom, an immigrant baby, and other Christmas stories in my latest column for the Arizona Republic. Oh, and Merry Christmas! http://t.co/FC1on1DD7X