Embracing the nerd within me.

I know a lot of people who have tattoos. some even have many. Some are very close to me- 2 of my kids+my partner have them- the above picture is the tattoo my son had in honor of our beloved dog, Sirius, who passed away a few months ago. (still brings tears to my eyes …

How I stopped complaining.

I don’t particularly like complaining. Doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t do it- but I don’t enjoy it. I decided on my 50th birthday that I am not about to spend the next 50 or so years , going on and on about things . Either I can change the situation-or I can’t- either way- what’s …

Running errands as an introvert!

A few days ago, I was talking to my good friend (we go back more than 25 years of blood sweat &tears at work, and kept our friendship through retirement), and she has this thing where she insists on talking with me when she runs errands around town.   The thing is, she gets really worked …

“Tell me lies, sweet little white lies”. (not Mac, Fleetwood).

white lie: (Merriam Webster) Definition of white lie : a lie about a small or unimportant matter that someone tells to avoid hurting another person.example:”He told a (little) white lie as his excuse for missing the party”. A few days ago I heard a Fleetwood mac song I didn’t know , so it’s only fair that I should keep …

The introvert’s best friends.

I live in a rural village. Pastoral.  Rustic. Serene. well-not exactly. I am surrounded by neighbors that aren’t exactly big fans of peace and quiet. While I seem to have an acute problem with noise.  I am fully aware that they are the “normal people”‘ I am the problematic one +that I sound like an …

Does changing your mind=failure??

So, I’ve had this “math fantasy” for a long time. There you go- Just when you thought you’ve heard every strange fantasy, comes a strange new one and opens your perspective. The thing is, when I were in high school, I liked the cleanliness of math equations. the fact that there was a clear cut …

Criticism- can’t take it.

I know, I’m a grown up. I’m 52 to be exact. That’s a fully grown up. Actually , soon I might be entering the “growing down ” phase, that’s how much of grown up I am. And yet- I resent any kind of criticism -about me or my kids. Not other people- don’t be funny …

I discovered I am a double-standard hypocrite.

A few years ago, I went to Barcelona with my long (long) time friend. I love her, she’s funny, intelligent and I like listening to her insights. So, we were waiting to board, and she was looking around (you see, one of the reasons I like her is that she enjoys the horrid game of …

“Women despise frugal men”-is that so?

So,  I read an article, written by a psychology professor (no less) that claims women loath frugal men, and list them as non- attractive  partners.  Being a proud frugal +a true believer in seperate accounts as a base line for equality and feminism, I was surprised.   To be absolutely honest- the first thing a skeptic …

The water bottle dispute: how much does being cool cost?

So, my 23-year-old son is here for a few days, since he had to re-do one of his sat tests. He is so different from me, I actually believe there is a chance he was switched at the hospital. On the other hand, he resembles his father so much, I just have to accept that …