After a summer full of difficult but needed boundary-setting, it seems wise to sit down and look at the lessons learned, so that next time might run smoother. Here is my attempt.
Today I decided to stay at home instead of going with Anna to a friend's gathering in Malibu. Normally this would have, or at least could have, been a simple decision to make. Because I love being at home alone, in my own little world. And when living in a small (if not tiny) house … Continue reading Decisions
A gratitude and thank you-note for the facebook birthday-celebrations: Birthday Week Phew, it’s been an intense week, this. I’ve contemplated over the two year anniversary of arriving here in LA, the two years when both so much and so little has happened (the “little” referring mostly to bureaucratic things 🤪 ). I’ve been stuck in traffic on … Continue reading A Tiny Birthday Week-Essay
“I have a tendency towards claustrophobia...that’s why”. I had just asked the man sitting down beside me if he would like to switch seats, so that he would have the window seat and I the aisle. “Oh really - so do I!!” he answered enthusiastically, and immediately got up, to let me move out. “Oh, … Continue reading Making Friends on Trains