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Grate Expectations
February 1, 2011 – 12:04 am | Comments
Grate Expectations

It’s so easy to feel alone in the belief that your own “You are Here” sign is an unattainable distance from that “You Want to be Here” sign glowing in the distance. Lately, I haven’t even been able to see that neon spark. Nonetheless, I still find myself believing for that miracle.

I have to ask myself- is it an issue of standards, or if it just whether the glass is half empty or half full. I hope it’s not standards- because frankly, I’ve been able to keep them high this long and I hate the idea of backing down now. As for the glass- as of late- I’m guilty of not only seeing mine as half empty, but being aware of the crack down the side and the hole at the bottom where drops sometimes slip through.

Beating the Birthday
December 2, 2010 – 3:47 am | Comments
Beating the Birthday

I do not celebrate my birthday. It has been a source of annual frustration in my life.

Chicken Pot Humble Pie
November 17, 2010 – 3:08 pm | Comments
Chicken Pot Humble Pie

A job faux-pas leads me to suspect I’m not that funny.

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends
October 25, 2010 – 11:59 pm | Comments
I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

No man is an island. I remember being on the edge of age six and standing at a podium in a huge synagogue and reading that quote at my sister’s bat mitzvah. At the time, I was mostly swept into a few thoughts- including “who are all of these people and why are they looking at me like I’m a little pink satin cupcake they’re about to eat?” and “…I wonder if I can trust the person who told me that the S in Island is silent?”

More than 20 years later, I’m struck by the precision of this quote- “No Man is an Island,” and a little sheepish about how long it’s taken me to understand these words and be able to apply them.

I’d also like to ask, readers, what do you need to ask for in your life??? Post it as a comment. Or ask the people that you need this from directly.

Sometimes we just need to ask for the things we want and need.

A friend posted the following quote on his facebook today. “When life hands you lemons, if you ask nicely for help, sometimes people will make lemonade for you!”

Never were truer words spoken. You know, as I’ve come across bushels and bushels of lemons in my mid 20s and been told to make lemonade- I’ve often despaired that I don’t know how to make it. Literally.

So, if you’d like to help me make some lemonade. I’m setting up shop at this link.

http://www.sam-e.com/job/entries/507

Bottles on the Wall
October 20, 2010 – 7:05 pm | Comments
Bottles on the Wall

A few nights ago I had a chance to party with an old friend. But our choices are making that an unsteady enterprise.

#anotherpieceonsocialnetworkingwowhowcreative
October 19, 2010 – 7:11 am | Comments
#anotherpieceonsocialnetworkingwowhowcreative

We are spending so much time tweeting, facebooking and checking in, that sometimes we forget that the whole point of this social networking thing is to interact with other people…

Allow myself to introduce…myself
September 16, 2010 – 12:48 am | Comments
Allow myself to introduce…myself

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The other night I had one too many.
I’m not telling you this because I’m proud of it (dude I was totttttallly wasted the other …

Is There Room For You in Your Life?
September 8, 2010 – 4:48 am | Comments
Is There Room For You in Your Life?

Is there a place for you in your life? Think about that, if you’ve got a handful of minutes. Now take my flashlight.