Almost Cut My Ethernet Cable

I feel like letting my freak flag fly, Cause I feel like I owe it to someone. —David Crosby, “Almost Cut My Hair” For years I’ve been “letting my geek flag fly,” but lately I have started to worry about some of my hyper-digital-multi-tasking habits. Especially when I look up from my side-by-side computer monitors […]

Not All Giants Are Jolly

“When you’re six feet tall in a 5’6” world, there’s no hiding place for you—you’re a FREAK…  Longing in vain to be loved but always rejected because you’re TOO TALL TO LOVE.” I’m glad I didn’t come upon this comic strip when it first appeared in 1972.  A freak?  Different in a way no girl […]

Story Time, Anyone?

It has been years since I sat with my son on my lap, reading him story after story before bed.  One of parenthood’s most precious rituals.  Now we might call it “downtime” but back then it was so much more.  It was as magical as it was practical.  My toddler grew sleepy and I got […]

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

There is a picture of my sister and brother carefully posed on our sofa. Together as a team, they are holding a squalling bundle that was me. My sister was ten, my brother was eight. They were both wincing with the effort of trying to look happy while not dropping me. Years later, it dawned […]