Fear Itself

When I was riding the subway today, I let my mind wander (as I tend to do on public transportation) and I began thinking about fear. As a child I was afraid of many things: roller coasters, big dogs, large social gatherings, my parents never coming home when I was left with a babysitter, just [...]

By |2014-04-06T02:10:26-04:00August 24th, 2009|Deep Thoughts|Comments Off on Fear Itself

Write it Down!

Taking a break from technology, I would like to focus on something relatively simple; writing. I am literally referring to the process of taking a pen into your hand, forming letters that eventually become words and words that eventually become sentences. I am about to disarm many of you with this statement: I cannot remember [...]

By |2014-04-06T02:10:58-04:00August 2nd, 2009|Deep Thoughts, Rants|Comments Off on Write it Down!

Is There a Clean Tee-Shirt in This House?

It's a very easy thing to do; stay in your house. Especially when the weather is hot and humid outside and you don't feel like you live in New York City anymore but rather the rain forest in a South American country. Personally, this kind of weather makes me want to become one with my [...]

By |2014-04-06T02:11:01-04:00July 29th, 2009|Deep Thoughts|Comments Off on Is There a Clean Tee-Shirt in This House?

Babies and The Elderly

Babies are loved by many, but nobody loves a good baby more than the elderly.My best friend's father has dementia. Before he got sick, George always loved babies. I am happy to report that despite his illness, George's love for babies has remained intact.Yesterday, my son and I went to visit my best friend and [...]

By |2014-04-06T02:11:02-04:00July 26th, 2009|Anecdotes, Deep Thoughts|Comments Off on Babies and The Elderly

The Ocean is a Toy

The ocean is many things; it is beautiful, mysterious, sometimes dangerous with it's unpredictable ebb and flow. But today I have learned that (in addition to all these qualities that the ocean possesses) it is also a toy.Let me explain; my son decided that when the waves wash into the shore it is hysterically funny.And [...]

By |2014-04-06T02:11:11-04:00July 21st, 2009|Deep Thoughts, Puerto Rico|Comments Off on The Ocean is a Toy

Puerto Rico: Where Children are Loved

Greetings from sunny (sometimes rainy for five minutes and then sunny again) Puerto Rico! Where the natives love children and say things like:"Que Lindo! Su nino caminando." - "How beautiful, your child is walking."Puerto Ricans love children. I cannot tell you how many random people; people on the street people in restaurants, people at the [...]

By |2014-04-06T02:11:12-04:00July 20th, 2009|Deep Thoughts, Puerto Rico|Comments Off on Puerto Rico: Where Children are Loved

The Bluntness of Children

Let me start by saying that I am a very lucky woman. I am lucky because I have the opportunity to earn money while spending time with children. I love being with kids. It is a distinctly different experience from being with adults. But one of the main reasons that I enjoy spending time with [...]

By |2014-04-06T02:12:01-04:00June 12th, 2009|Deep Thoughts|Comments Off on The Bluntness of Children

Crying in The Bathroom

Let's face it; as much as I would like to think I've got it together, it's a lie. I am often overwhelmed by the stress of--caring for my son--maintaining my two "real" jobs--caring for my boyfriend--caring for myselfThere are more items that I could add to this list but it would literally take me all [...]

By |2014-04-06T02:12:02-04:00June 11th, 2009|Deep Thoughts|Comments Off on Crying in The Bathroom
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