My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. (Einstein)
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Self doubt.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. I try not to fear death, but I do. (I always think of that Woody Allen quote: "I don't fear death. I just don't want to be there when it happens.")
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I'm very honest. (But that can also be a flaw.)
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. A dock, a lake, the sun, my family and friends, and a pile of books I couldn't possibly finish, ever.
June 25, 2014Today was a day just like any other—except it was perfect.
I woke up with that warm feeling you get when you know it’s a special day but can’t quite remember, in your still-sleepy haze, what’s so great about it. Oh, yes. Publication day in Canada! Normally, I close my eyes and try to squeeze in a few extra moments of sleep before the kids get up, but today I went downstairs and made coffee before my husband did. (That almost never happens.)
My daughter asked me to make her spaghetti and meatballs for her school lunch. I actually did it—cheerfully. (My son asked for leftover... see more