Surprise!

Can you think of a time that you surprised someone with a non-tangible gift? Or did someone ever surprise you with a memorable moment?  I’m visiting my family in Ohio. We told them that my beau, Ian, wasn’t going to be able to join us this year. But...

Photo Party!

On Mother’s Day I posted a  dance party video online that was full of goofy fun — my mom, niece, and I dancing in costumes while my 12-year-old son directed us by shouting choreography: “Twirl your hats!” “Spin!” “Nana, do a solo...

On being uprooted. Or, finding home.

This morning I awoke into a rush of anxiety and adrenaline. We need to vacate our San Francisco flat by June 1, but don't yet have a new home. It's not that we'll be homeless. I know that. There are many places we can go, even temporarily. But I'm the...

Bubble Flash Mob, Anyone?

I made a gift for you: it is a four-minute video filled with bubble joy! Treat yourself to these few minutes of pure happiness. (Be sure and watch full screen to get all the oomph!) I had a blast creating it — and I think you’ll smile big when you watch it....