And a Stolen Laptop Later…

This story definitely goes into the “Sometimes God just takes care of you” category. Last Tuesday, I walked out of the Chelmsford Public Library, after working there on my computer that morning, to where my car was parked, and I saw this: And a jolt zapped through my gut. Who the hell did that to […]

How I Totaled My Favorite Car

On the morning of December 8, 2010, I passed two—not just one but two—accidents on the highway. Usually, there aren’t any. But that day, one of them closed down the entire highway. And I was one of the first batch of drivers to get caught in the resulting traffic jam, even before news of the […]

Accidents Will Happen: Picking Up and Moving On with Integrity

When I wrote this piece, I was not sure I was ready to talk about it. I had not even told the story to my Beloved yet. But, I thought, maybe writing about it would make it easier. That was over 5 months ago. Since then, I’ve told my Beloved part of the story, but […]

Accident (and a cute Jewish joke)

Had you seen me a week ago Tuesday morning, you might have thought I had peed my pants, because I had an accident. The kind of accident that involves a car. And bottled water. I was driving down the highway, when I decided to open my bottle. Stupid, yeah, I know. But My Firstborn was […]

Some Photos I Found on My Cell Phone

Once upon a time, I couldn’t see the point of these new-fangled gadget cell phones that can text-message, play MP3’s, take pictures, and sometimes can just barely not even make a phone call. (You know what I’m talking about.) Today, however, I copied all the files from my cell phone onto my computer, and I […]

What I Did Over My Summer Vacation

I did not laze around on the beach all day, everyday, reading books, writing on my laptop– Ah, that would have been fun. I’m actually still on my “summer vacation,” even though the calendar and the weather both say we’re well into autumn. Because it wasn’t really a vacation, although it was a vacation from […]

God Has an Ironic Sense of Balance

I apologize for the delay. It’s been over two weeks since my last post, and I haven’t replied to anyone’s comments or emails. Part of the reason is that I billed over 30 hours last week on this new software-development job, a heavy week for an off-site contractor. (I’ll have to explain to you the […]

Another Car Bites the Dust?

“Why does all this stuff happen to us? It can’t be bad karma. We never did anything.” Or so says the Little One. And I think she’s right. Sometimes shit just happens. And if it could have waiting just another month or two, I wouldn’t even be in a jam. Incredible. It’s like, just when […]