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“Country Strong” from JFK to LAX

“Country Strong” from JFK to

My brother, who travels all over the world, has told me that he often finds himself crying watching movies on airplanes. Movies that wouldn’t otherwise inspire him to cry if he saw the same movies in a theater. I’m thinking about this now as I sit suspended in air trying not to think about being suspended in the air. I’m feeling kinda emotional too right now. I mean, I just found myself weeping during the airplane movie, Country Strong, which really does not deserve my tears. So I’m thinking about this interesting phenomenon about crying on airplanes. I wonder...
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To my kids

written on a plane somewhere over Texas, I think Dear Claire, Phoebe and Tommy, You know what Mommy thinks about when I’m away? You. Yep. You Claire. You Phoebe. You Tommy. And it brings tears to my eyes thinking about how badly I want to hug each of you up. Lay on the couch in a heap of cuddles and smell you and kiss you and love on you. I never thought I would feel this way before I became your mom. How I would feel incomplete if you weren’t near me. I think I’ll always feel this way when we’re apart. Before you, I could hop on a plane and soak in the...
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The Top 10 Things A Mom of 3 Does While on a Family Vacation…

The Top 10 Things A Mom of 3 Does While

…that she rarely does in her every day life. And that mom of 3 happens to be me. And yeah, I’m on vacation. With my kids. And my man. On Catalina Island. So – because I generally dig Top 10 Lists especially in the middle of summer, here is my list of… THE TOP 10 THINGS A MOM OF THREE DOES WHILE ON VACATION THAT SHE RARELY DOES IN HER EVERY DAY LIFE 10.  Eat ice cream DAILY. 9.   Get sucked into a good book.  (Currently that book is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.) 8.   Let my kids eat Cool Ranch Doritos and chocolate muffins for...
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Green Backgrounds – A You Capture Edition

Green Backgrounds – A You Capture

It’s summer right? Am I the only one lazing out in blogland or what? Days are drifting by while my computer remains closed. But there’s nothing like a little You Capture to bring me out of my summer haze cave. I love You Capture because it forces me to look at my photographs with a new eye.  I do not claim to be a “photographer” (whatever that means) but I do enjoy taking photographs.  Call it what you will. I have chosen to experiment with the color green. It was one of the You Capture theme choices.  Last week I got to hang out with my kids in...
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Alone – A Concept

I was walking through the Denver airport alone. Alone. It had been a while since I was alone in an airport.  I didn’t have to rush. I had plenty of time to get to my connecting flight to Jackson Hole.  As I walked along, strolling solo through the mass of people scurrying to their destinations, I realized something that I already know in essence, but I’ve never spent much time really acknowledging.  And that is, I can never really, truly, be alone anymore.   I’ve traveled a fair share in my life.  More than many.  Less than some.  One of the...