Mean People Suck

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Each day I wake up feeling more. Meaning, I’m less numb with shock. Most days I feel gratitude for waking up, followed by tears or a sense of dread, as if I’ve done something wrong, followed by wishing I was … Continued

The Storm

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That’s coming here. My last windstorm was typhoon Omar, in Guam…which was 24 years ago next month. I was pregnant with Sean, and I was living in a convent. I had no idea what we were in for, I mean, … Continued

What’s Your Story?

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Did things have to be this difficult? No. Then why have they been? First of all, for the most part, this hasn’t been hard on me. The hardest part, really, has been enjoying the wild and crazy adventure of it, … Continued

The Art of Aloneness

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I’ve mastered it. I’ve gotten so good at it that I’ve pretty much lost touch with there being any other way. As a child I was isolated. I was on the fringe of my family, the perpetual watcher. I went … Continued

I Love My Shower

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I love my shower. There’s only one other time in my life that I remember loving my shower. I was in Hawaii then too, on Maui, and it was 30 years ago. I was in my young and healthy 22 … Continued

Living with the Menehune

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Last night I kept hearing rattling in the kitchen. It sounded like rats. Really big ones. I’d yell at them to leave, and I’d hear little feet running across the tables and tarps. You’d think that Frankie might have barked, … Continued

Living Depth Psychology

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I love finding the deeper meaning in things I may have heard a thousand times before. We can only know what we know until the day we know more. To assume I know the deeper meaning for anyone but myself … Continued

Don’t Bust My Balls

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So here’s the thing. I’ve got some health challenges at the moment. A rational person would probably think that a project like mine isn’t a wise idea. As a matter of fact, many people in the last week have suggested … Continued