Archive for the ‘Thoughts’ Category


Posted: 8th September 2013 by Tammy in Sounds, Thoughts
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Do you ever have a flash when ordinary life goes on pause and the disheveled, magnificent, screwed-up beauty of life is distilled into a slow-motion, love-letter-to-humanity moment? I love those nanoseconds. What’s even more amazing is that they can occur even in the midst of some of the not-so-great things that happen in life, like […]

“Driveway Moments” happen when you’re listening to NPR while driving, get to your destination before the story is over, and you stay in the car just to hear the end. I’ve had a LOT of driveway moments over the years, and I really love NPR for that, but this week I had one that will […]


Posted: 26th March 2013 by Tammy in Health, Thoughts

These things are essential even in the best of times…but even more so when things aren’t so peachy. – Lots of music – Physical labor – Quiet time – Endless puppy snuggles – Wine – A little quality time with good friends – Work – Sleep, sleep, and more sleep – Time

Looking Through a Filter

Posted: 25th October 2012 by Tammy in Thoughts
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Despite our best intentions, we all look at all things through filters, be they economic, aesthetic, academic, philosophical, or even the very mundane geopolitical. From time to time I’m blessed with an impossible-to-ignore reminder of what life looks like through someone else’s lens, and it’s glorious. Tonight I learned about life in Moldova, a small […]

Success Has Many Different Looks

Posted: 31st May 2010 by Tammy in Thoughts

Success, per Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, is defined as a: degree or measure of succeeding b:favorable or desired outcome; also: theattainment of wealth, favor, or eminence. As an enthusiastic word nerd I’m generally happy to defer to dictionary definitions, but I call BS on this one. Success is different for every person, at least among the […]