- Boulder, Colorado,
- October 22
- Family, marital, and individual psychotherapist. Mother to four who no longer need my services but still enjoy my love as I do theirs. I specialize in stepfamily dynamics and difficult transitions. I try to write from the heart with a sense of vulnerability, humor and a frank look at myself.
Art shown: "Four Pots" by Lindsey Leavell
MY RECENT POSTS
- Politics, A 911 Call, and Love
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- When The Fires Burn
July 24, 2012 07:00PM
- The Call
July 28, 2011 08:45AM
- AA, San Francisco Style
March 07, 2012 02:27AM
February 01, 2012 01:03AM
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Tuesday night’s “American Idol” was like a bad country song (aren’t they all?). There were the requisite ballads of cheating hearts, hard luck stories, love gone wrong and mediocre contestants.
The guest mentor was Shania Twain and the competition… Read full post »
Last week, I tuned into the new TV series “Parenthood”. I loved the movie version and no one can play a harried father better than Steve Martin. I especia/… Read full post »
Don’t let that devilsh smile fool you…this woman is a saint!
Tuesday night’s “American Idol" was “Inspirational Night” and at the risk of sounding like a non-believer, it wasn’t. If you are a regular viewer of this sorry and soul sucki/… Read full post »
If he were alive, he would be 75 years old. But on this week's "American Idol," Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll, who remains dead, despite what conspiracy theorists would have us believe, was resurrected for one night only. (Unless, of course, you're in Vegas. There are a million Elvise… Read full post »
Frenemy: Urban Dictionary: An enemy disguised as a friend. The type of "friend" whose words or actions bring you down (whether you realize it as intentional or not) The type of friend you ought to cut off but don't cuz...they're nice... good ...you've had good/… Read full post »
Tuesday’s “American Idol” featured songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, including a video greeting from none other than Paul McCartney himself. I entered the night with the slightest ray of hope. (After all, it’s spring). Not the kind o/… Read full post »
Tuesday’s night show was all about R&B…without the… Read full post »
Why is it during times of crisis, tragedy and sudden loss do we, many of whom are highly educated, thoughtful, intelligent and wise people, resort to the systematic issuing of platitudes when we are trying to comfort those we love?
Ask anyone who has had a… Read full post »
Tuesday’s competition of “American Idol” featured the Top11 finalists singing Top #1 Billboard Hits. The good news was that the contestants had literally thousands of songs to choose from...songs they could make their own, be original, and strut their stuff.&n… Read full post »
Can the Rolling Stones revive Season 9 of "American Idol"? In a word, no. I came to Tuesday night’s competition disgruntled, disappointed and highly skeptical. I… Read full post »
Tuesday night’s show started with Ellen all over Simon and I mean ALL OVER Simon. Ellen’s face was red with passion, Simon’s face was red with mortification and Kara’s face was green with envy/… Read full post »
The Marriage Ref made its' debut on NBC last week. This latest reality show takes marriage to a new low. “Real couples” bring an issue they’ve been arguing about and celebrity “judges” decide which one is right.
It’s like a marital… Read full post »
“American Idol” has always had good manners and tradition has been that it’s “Ladies first”. America was expecting the ten remaining women to perform but Crystal Bowersox, a favorite to many, had been admitted to the hospital overnight due to “medical co… Read full post »
Top 12 Guys: Time to separate the boys from the men
“American Idol” was on a real streak. A losing streak. Simon was on his own kind of streak. His brutal yet honest words blazed trails of sorrow for the male contestants.
Grab some… Read full post »
"American Idol" went live, got down to business and so did the Top Twelve Girls, the better half of the 24 contestants. Or so I had hoped. Last year’s competition was dominated by males and I was ready for some balance.
During the auditions, with the… Read full post »
“It is what it is.”
Am I the only one that is noticing and is annoyed by this current platitude… Read full post »
"Imagine leaving your family and home to pursue your dreams. Imagine the struggle, the tears, the fatigue. Imagine that your life hangs in the balance for this day, this moment. THIS IS…AMERICAN IDOL/… Read full post »
“You may try to stand up someday soon and you may fall. If this happens, you will need spinal cord surgery. And believe me, you don’t want spinal cord surgery. It’s far more risky than brain surg/… Read full post »
Expectations are often premeditated resentments in disguise. Well, I had forgotten this truism when it came to my high expectations of the arrival of Ellen Degeneres as the fourth American Idol judge.
It seemed like we had to wait an eternity for Ellen to join Randy, Kara and Simon after… Read full post »
Denver…home to thin air, mountains that tease from a distance, and a head NFL football coach who looks so young, you’d swear he’s still nursing, was home to American Idol, Season 9 Auditions. Speaking of thin, I had to wipe my eyes to make sure I was seeing correctly. W… Read full post »
Last week when I was in New York City, I stayed in a hotel near Times Square. One of my favorite things about Times Square are the enormous, flashing and colorful billboards. You can stand in the middle of the square/… Read full post »
Did last week fly by or what? This is Your American Idol Recap…LA style. Is it me or were the LA auditions even more tedious than the Chicago Snoresville auditions? I didn’t think this was possible, but alas, it was.
You would think LA would have a ridic… Read full post »
Sirens are screaming, attention-seeking billboards are flashing, and people are walking with rapid determination…there are places to go and people to see.
As a woman who is used to the open vistas of Colorado and the kick back and mellow… Read full post »
While I was minding my own business and settling in to watch American Idol Season 9: Chicago Auditions, this breaking news appeared:
BREAKING NEWS: REPUBLICAN WINS IN MASSACHUSETTS:--TED KENNEDY ROLLS OVER IN HIS GRAVE!
(Scott Brown has got the hand wave down pat)
(S… Read full post »
(My good friend, full of life at mid-life)
I’m all teary right now, a regular mess. I’ve been working on a baby shower invitation for one of my best friends and just sent it out. Flashes and images of my own children as babies are/… Read full post »