Tag Archives: parenting

Climbing Federal Hill

I don’t know how common this is (leave me a comment!) but my kids often whine about going out to do ‘stuff.’ Go to a festival, go on a hike, visit our friends, etc. In nearly every case, they end … Continue reading

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Magic Wands and Favorite Children

“If I could wave my magic wand, I’d make everything all right.” A line from the below Rush song, “Presto,” and a sentiment that popped into my head yesterday morning. Ironically, some of the loved ones I’ve thought it about … Continue reading

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Guilt vs. Gratitude

I realize that’s an odd blog title. Gratitude and guilt are usually not in opposition. But for me they sometimes are. It’s weird. I know. It’s just how my brain works. Let me explain. Check out this image:

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You Don’t Wish You Were Here

As I’ve mentioned repeatedly, I’ve been enjoying a lot of Pink Floyd lately, in particular, the “Wish you were here,” album and title track. The line, “Two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,” is moving and … Continue reading

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Gratitude, Bragging, Looking Forward

This morning, I wanted some business advice and knew immediately who to call on. I didn’t hesitate to solicit his input via email. I feel grateful to have him in my life, and certainly not just for such advice.

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The Value of Self Esteem

I’ve been getting very philosophical on this blog, I realize. And the fact that healthy self-esteem is important is hardly ground-breaking insight. I just feel the need to remind myself that, “Nothing good ever comes from me feeling bad about … Continue reading

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What is -and isn’t- Hedonisic

I like how I look with a tan, and I love the feel of the sun beating into my skin. I know, I know, I know it’s bad for me. But I have no family history of skin cancer, and I’m … Continue reading

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