Once, when I was a young mother living in a new place, I had to ask people to call me by my first name. My husband called me “Sweetheart” or “Love” and my children called me “Mom” or “Mommy.” I had temporarily given up my career, so I had no colleagues to check in with. […]
I’ve read every article I have found on this topic, and I’ve heard every cure imaginable, but I still have insomnia. Most nights I sleep in two four-hour shifts, with two hours in between when I can chat with Australians online. If the planets align, and if I don’t have one too many glasses of […]
Could Shakespeare Have Been Wrong?
I have never really been sure that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” If we called that flower ‘ammonia’ it would have unpleasant associations in our minds. It might even change how our minds perceive the smell. Of course, I know what he meant. He meant that when something is lovely […]