Crunchy Mamas in Las Vegas

| July 15, 2012

My image of Las Vegas has been jaded by the lens of Hollywood. I should have known that the same people who have thus far turned natural birth into some horror flick, would have scandalize a perfectly quaint little city … I’m not saying that the seedy stuff isn’t there. I’m just saying that the [...]

Goodbye Grandpa Frank

| April 16, 2012

I walked in with Cameron, his maternal Grandfather laying on a slightly reclined bed, his eyes closed and mouth open. I had just arrived from Eugene. The nurse gently touched his head and felt his pulse. They gave me a look that said, there’s not much time left. They took Grandma out of the room. [...]

Chocolate Tantrum

| December 1, 2011

We went to the market only to get some bread. For some reason, there was a line of people to pay so we were standing right in front of the impulse-buy-shelf, where the chocolate and sweets live. Of course he sees the chocolate. I knew I was in for it now. And so it begins, [...]

Guest House

| April 28, 2010

Guest House by Rumi This being human is a guest house Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each [...]

I see you now

| April 22, 2010

Here is a personal story about learning to see another human being. My partner, cameron, and I were having some real issues around creating intimacy in the midst of being parents, working professionals and two souls on a journey of self discovery. When he brought to my attention that he didn’t feel connected anymore, I [...]