Marriage

Wherever you go, there you are

Wherever you go, there you are

Wherever you go, there you are. I’m reminded of this every time I travel. As I’ve mentioned before, I often have travel anxiety. It’s a “first-world problem” and I expect no sympathy for it. Any trouble related to traveling is good trouble. I’m fortunate to be able to take family vacations frequently and give my son exposure to new and…
Circling back to Sacramento

Circling back to Sacramento

I spent two years in my early twenties trying to make a life for myself in Sacramento, California. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. I left and never returned there – until today, a few days before my fiftieth birthday. Today I sat with my three year-old son on the patio at a coffeehouse…
My kid’s carbon footprint keeps me awake at night

My kid’s carbon footprint keeps me awake at night

We all have a carbon footprint. I’m constantly conscious of mine, but that doesn’t equate to me changing my behavior. If my carbon footprint is significant, my son’s carbon footprint must be gargantuan. I shudder to think of all the pollution and waste he’s single-handedly contributed to the planet in only 42-months. Infants may look harmless and cute, but that’s…
Put me in, coach!

Put me in, coach!

Hiring a life coach? My advice to you: be careful what you wish for. I recently determined that I needed, and could afford, a life coach. I could use someone help to be accountable to my goals, I thought. It will be worthwhile to have someone to answer to, I thought. It will motivate me, I thought. Let’s circle back…