on mama goats, the future, and our endless need to worry

Someone told me today that this is it – that these are the golden times. This is the best I could ever have, and the healthiest I could ever be, with everything right at my fingertips and so much to appreciate. And she was right…she was. Maybe she already knew, and maybe she didn’t, but…

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on optimism:

I’m not a very good optimist. I always seemed to think I was, but now I have to reevaluate that point. I mean, when things are going my way…Yaas! Great! But isn’t that all of us? Being positive about good things is not a triumph. It’s just a natural state of existence. Sometimes our optimism…

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stuck on the chattahoochie: learning to let go when there’s no other way

  When it comes to life on the water, I’m down with the idea of it. I mean, I understand the appeal. But the reality of it is something that I struggle with on a continuous basis. Swimming through it, jumping into it, submerging myself under it…I don’t like the way my hair feels after, I…

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