Every year, I tell myself that I’m not going to do it. I am not going to watch the annual 9/11 documentaries. I’m not going to listen to the CD “A Tribute to Heroes” and I’m not going to look through the two books I have commemorating 9/11 full of pictures. And I tell myself that this year I won’t cry. This year, I won’t give into grief. This year I won’t let go and allow myself to remember what that day felt like. But every year, I do. More
08 Sep 2011 2 Comments
17 Jan 2011 Leave a comment
All I’m saying is simply this, that all life is interrelated, that somehow we’re caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. – Martin Luther King Jr.
10 Jan 2011 4 Comments
I am a pretty compassionate person and when I see injustice or tragedy strike anywhere I feel pain. Both of my children have made it apparent that they have a similar compassion for injustice. That’s why I was unsure what to say to either of them as I sat, stunned, watching the horrific events unfold in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday after Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was among 20 people injured in a shooting where six people, including a 9 year old girl, were killed. More
07 Jan 2011 3 Comments
in California, livermore, writing Tags: 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, 1994 Northridge earthquake, california, california earthquake, Earthquake, Earthquake weather, Larry Graham, Livermore, San Andreas Fault, United States
So some of my local pals may have felt the earthquake that occurred just a little while ago and clocked in at a small but respectable 4.1 on the good old Richter scale. Right away I logged on to Facebook and enjoyed the fun of guessing the size and getting confirmation that there was indeed an earthquake, and I was not going crazy.
27 Sep 2010 3 Comments
in From Left to Write Book Club Tags: Books, california, From Left to Write Book Club, Jaycee Dugard, Kidnapping, Kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard, Lake Tahoe, Room. Emma Donaghue, South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe California, United States
This months Left to Write book club book was Room by Emma Donaghue. It’s a haunting tale told from the point of view of a five year old boy who is raised by his mother in small room/shed cut off from the outside world because they’re being held captive.
This book was so sad and disturbing to me because though it’s technically fiction, for me all I could think about was Jaycee Dugard and watching the almost exact same thing unfold in this book as I watched unfold in reality on TV almost exactly one year ago only 30 minutes from where I sit writing this post as my children sleep safe and sound upstairs in their beds. More
21 Sep 2010 Leave a comment
in JamsBio, Meghan's World, Tuesday Tunes, writing Tags: california, Honeymoon, Lake Tahoe, Love, marriage, Relationships, South Lake Tahoe, Tuesday Tune, United States, Wedding, Wedding ceremony participants, weddings
Now don’t get me wrong; Allen was interested in the details of planning our wedding, they just weren’t as important to him as they were to me. This is the case with most grooms I think, and was never an issue with me. He was always willing to give me an opinion when asked and always helped in making the major decisions.
One decision was something I had put at the bottom of my to-do list, we needed to get a song list together for the DJ. All the other songs (parents dance, father/daughter, wedding party dance, etc) I had chosen when I was around 10 years old, so they were covered. What we were stuck on was our first dance. More
27 Aug 2010 Leave a comment
in 4th of july, Allen Ace Vega, Meghan's World, motherhood, parenthood, writing Tags: beauty and the beast, california, Camps, Chicago, Day, Education, Huey Lewis and the News, Livermore, Metro Areas, Peter Pan, Recreation, San Francisco Bay Area, summer vacation, United States, YouTube
This summer was pretty awesome. Though I guess it had it’s not so great moments, but all in all it was a pretty awesome summer. We covered a lot of ground and really got out there to see some of our very own Bay Area.
I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise that I decided to coincide a post on what I did this summer with a post I planned on doing on “what brings me joy.”
The obvious answer when asked what brings me joy is my kids. But that seemed too simple. And as I looked back over the summer I realized that it’s not just hanging out with my kids that have brought me joy this summer, but hanging with my kids at this age that they are at. Read more