I Am Woman.

I Am Woman. I was seven years old when that anthem to feminism hit the airwaves. I am not sure what sort of impact it had on me back then… but it is certainly easy to hear Helen Reddy’s voice in my head. “I am woman, hear me roar… In numbers too big to ignore.”... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Sandra Bullock…and Happy Birthday to Me!

I cannot tell you when I became aware of the fact that I share the same birthday as Sandra Bullock…same day, same year… July 26, 1964. But I CAN tell you when it began to annoy the crap out of me. Back in December of 2009, CNN (along with a number of other news outlets)... Continue Reading →

No One Gets Out Alive

  I was going to say that I’ve been thinking a lot about death of late, but really I think death has been making me think about life. Or more specifically, how to live. Influenced by a recent series of guided meditations along with some concentrated reading of Eckhart Tolle, I’ve been practicing “being in... Continue Reading →

Dharma South Philly Style or How to Make an Omelet

Over the years my husband and I have developed a tradition of writing down our resolutions along with a few goals to help us start to move in our chosen direction…some are joint, some are individual. This time last year I have to admit we were both fairly miserable. My husband was in crisis mode... Continue Reading →

What’s In A Name (Part 1)

What does one do when they’ve been given a family name, a weighty name—a name bestowed through multiple generations—that doesn’t feel quite comfortable to bear? Such is the case for my husband. He was named George Diller Herr, III. This was never a name he thought much of or has been particularly attached to. He... Continue Reading →

We Are the Mirror

And so the rush of another holiday season begins. Thanksgiving Day is upon us, and for many there will be no stopping until that last hangover or food coma come January 2nd. This year the frenzy appears to be on steroids, as Black Friday now begins the minute you’ve eaten your last piece of pumpkin... Continue Reading →

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