the world needs a love story to give us something to believe in. i need a love story.

The world needs a love story ... another one, I guess ... to give us something to believe in.  A(nother) love story to make us believe 1) in love; 2) that love exists; 3) that love can exist for each one of us.  This is the thought that rummaged through my mind as I walked down … Continue reading the world needs a love story to give us something to believe in. i need a love story.

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the nanny diaries: my weekend with max

"Oh, and when you figure out, Love is all that matters after all. It sure makes everything else, seem so small."  Carrie Underwood sang these words (to me) and captured my attention today as I rode the bus this morning on my way to our new work office (finally) in downtown Chicago.  I thought of … Continue reading the nanny diaries: my weekend with max

this moment contains all moments.

This moment contains all moments. (C.S. Lewis)  Today I recall the moment in 4th grade during our annual St. Mary's Kennywood Day, when I learned firsthand that when a boy tries spitting on you from the swings it's not because he doesn't like you but that he does.  That summer day in June 1994 may … Continue reading this moment contains all moments.

even a kiss on new year’s eve isn’t ‘just a kiss’.

Some people say that "it's just a kiss", and as you get older you'll mostly hear "it's only sex" and/or "marriage is just a piece of paper".  Do me a favor: Don't believe these things.  If 'a kiss is just a kiss', then why do you sometimes find yourself with weak knees and butterflies in your stomach?  Explain that, cynics!  … Continue reading even a kiss on new year’s eve isn’t ‘just a kiss’.

friends say the words your heart says, but the difference is you like the sound of your friends’ voices better than your own.

Me: "I feel like I can be myself." Julie: "That's how you should always feel." For those of you who don't yet know her, Meet Julie.  The beautiful friend I made during my freshman year at Kent State and one of my dear Ohio ladies that dreams about our joint-return to Columbus...one day (maybe)- and this … Continue reading friends say the words your heart says, but the difference is you like the sound of your friends’ voices better than your own.

let me have a moment: hakuna matata

It's only 9 am out here in Chicagoland and I actually allowed myself to "sleep in" til 8 am this morning.  Somehow being up for 1 hour, and really only 'up' for 30 minutes, I find myself stressed.  It will all be fine when I walk outside, in the cold air, in an hour or so.  … Continue reading let me have a moment: hakuna matata