To Be Needed

There have been very few times in my life when I truly felt like a part of something, like I was intrinsically involved in the inner workings of a cause, a movement, or even a group of people. I have always been a catalyst, for sure, because of my boisterous personality, but what has that … Continue reading To Be Needed

Learning to Expect

“I learnt early to have little expectation so I protected myself from ever feeling greatly disappointed.” ~Natalia Vodianova Cover your ass. Look out for number 1. Protect ya neck. All sayings for the same general thing — being sure that selfishness plays a part in whatever you do. I think of Asimov’s 3 Laws of … Continue reading Learning to Expect

Wanting Nothing

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath When I was a kid and my mother would ask me what I wanted for Christmas I should have said: I want my family to stay together I want a solid dream I can aspire … Continue reading Wanting Nothing


It’s that time of year again, and I know you’ve got a list. Maybe you’re checking it twice trying to figure out who gets large gifts, who gets small gifts, who just gets cards, and who gets nothing at all. I know you’re doing it because I am too, and it’s hard every single year … Continue reading Reciprocity