“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

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This is a Public Service Announcement After perusing the search terms by which many of you have arrived here,  I feel I should perform a bit of bloggy service, just for you. “La vie dansante” translates to “the dancing life.”  It means a carefree way of living, a life of joy, “going with the flow.” […]


Posted at: April 29th, 2008 - 8:40 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Life has been busy here in our Level of Awareness. Maybe a little TOO busy, and not in that conventional overworked kind of way. If you are the parent of a toddler I want to share with you a hypothetical situation that may save you almost infinite amounts of grief later. Listen, think, and learn. […]


Posted at: April 24th, 2008 - 3:17 pm - Number of Comments » 15

  Our little postcard to you. And like all good postcards, it arrives AFTER we return.


Posted at: April 17th, 2008 - 10:33 am - Number of Comments » 3

To my little man, almost three, I know I will be saying this next year, and the next, but every night when I go to bed I think you are at the sweetest, most amazing stage of your life. And every morning I wake up to something new and wonderful. How lonely my life must […]


Posted at: April 16th, 2008 - 12:40 pm - Number of Comments » 6

We took my son to a baby shower this weekend. My sister-in-law is having her first child in June, so my mother-in-law gathered the umpteen-cousins-to-the-nth-degree-whose-attendance-is-necessary for all social rites of passage, and we ate lots of finger sandwiches, punch, and cake and shared newborn horror stories. I took pictures from the corner of the room […]


Posted at: April 15th, 2008 - 4:45 pm - Number of Comments » 4

I am about to do a rare thing on this blog: Make a recommendation that ISN’T technology related. I am not a completely uncultured geek. I am also not a white wine drinker.  Specifically, I do not like chardonnay.  But while we were in Napa Valley, we toured the St. Supéry winery and I bought […]


Posted at: April 11th, 2008 - 2:23 pm - Number of Comments » 5

The note I am about to post on the office refrigerator: If your financial situation is dire enough that you feel compelled to eat my food, please see me for a raise. ~The Director I am on a diet.  Come between me and my paltry portions at your own risk.


Posted at: April 11th, 2008 - 12:34 pm - Number of Comments » 3

My son’s daycare is two blocks from where I work. This means that I can indulge my overprotective fantasies without the usual bounds of work requirements.  For instance, when the tornado sirens start going off at 11am, I can (stupidly) run to his daycare to be with him. Practically, I am not sure what exactly the anticipated […]


Posted at: April 10th, 2008 - 3:45 pm - Number of Comments » 4

More on our vacation later.  The worst thing about it was that it was far, far too short. And the return trip was unexpectedly too long. At least it gave me the opportunity to finish The Thirteenth Tale. Oh.  My.  This is old-fashioned story telling at its finest.  This is a modern version of gothic […]


Posted at: April 8th, 2008 - 5:56 pm - Number of Comments » 2

As you know, dear readers, I spend a lot of time on airplanes.  After 9/11 only once did I think twice about terrorists while flying, and that was when I had to travel on the anniversary date.  It really doesn’t even sneak into my conscious mind. But FAA Inspectors? They terrify me. Gotta go get […]


Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 - 3:24 pm - Number of Comments » 1