When the Time is Right

The decision to go didn’t come to me until I shut the car door. We were supposed be on a walk, after all. Joe was gone to New York, and I was going to spend those four days walking everywhere with the kids and the stroller – I’d get tanner, and lose more weight, and…

Unlocking the Mystical Power of Time

(photo credit – Robert Couse-Baker, Flickr Creative Commons) My eyes fluttered open and light poured through; morning’s illumination. It must be late. The baby stirred and called for me – which is still, for her, a plaintive whine. I look forward to the day she calls “Mama!” cheerfully from her crib. Soon, maybe. I greet…

Karma Part 2: The Other Side of the Coin

I’ve been a good person. Okay, just between you and me, I’ve been a bad person. Sometimes. But I’ve been good more than I’ve been bad – or at least, my good intentions outweigh the bad. I think. Well, nobody’s perfect! Precisely. The other side of the karma coin is this; while we seem to…

Karma, Bono, and a Stolen Scooter

“Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.” Luke 6:30 (photo credit – flikr Creative Commons) My sister was telling me this weekend that she feels compelled to help people. She sees a family, apparently destitute, languishing in an un-air-conditioned car in 98 degree…