Secretly, I did flip off the village idiot …

I am a recovering fanatic. Really. I am. What? You’ve never heard the term before? OK. OK. I coined it but mark my words peeps, one day Oprah will do a show about people like me (that is if she ever does the smart thing and returns to hosting a talk show instead of running…

Face it, then let it go …

Once, there were two monks – one old, one young – standing on a river bank … The monks watched as the water began to rise. “We need to pass soon,” said the older monk. Nodding, the youngest agreed and the two stepped lightly into the cold wetness. A distraught elderly woman appeared. “I cannot…

Temper Tantrums Can Be a Good Thing –

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger – but recognize the opportunity.” Young children do not act, they simply are. They BE. So when someone says a child is acting “this way” or…

Baby Penguins and Hollandaise Sauce

When asked if there’s one thing in my kitchen I can’t live without, I can’t help but want to answer, “water” – I mean duh. But OK. OK. I’ll play along and as I do, I can’t help but drift off to the strange but wonderful land of French cooking … the one where butter…