Reining in Creativity

What comes after a quiet period is the creative one. I guess most people in creative professions (including scientists!) can agree with this. What is challenging, however, is dealing with bursts of energy and focusing them to the right cause. After months of job searching and head scratching I’ve recovered to my usual self. But […]

Sanest mom on the block

This morning my parenting skills were absolutely trashed. I obviously have none. I yelled, pleaded, held on tight, left, kept quiet and finally picked up and went… Yes, my daughter had the most amazing tantrum this morning. It was the one morning in the week when I thought we had time to leave the house […]

Grey like winter

This morning dawned late in our little household as Lulu let us sleep until 7:30 (bliss, although i did wake up once in the early morning to soothe her). Lulu read a couple of books with us in bed and then took off. Looking at buddy i said: What’s wrong with us? Meaning, how can […]

Away from the storm

Perfect timing! Maybe not weather-wise but otherwise it was certainly true of our recent trip to Finland. On return we heard the locals’ account of what went on in our neighborhood during the recent rioting. Not good.. Living upstairs from a police station meant sirens wailing day and night, people crouching in their apartments all […]

…the rain has gone!

It’s been too long since I wrote last. My friend starting a new blog just awoke me to this realization (TY dear!). The summer doesn’t really feel like a summer.. except no one else working away as hard as oneself. Not that I feel all that motivated each day either. Lucky the weather is nothing […]