Tales of Adventure…in Real Estate Part 1

Back in the early summer of 2012, my husband and I were living together in a little, perfect apartment in West San Jose. We were not yet married; in fact, we hadn't been a couple for more than five or six months. He was finalizing a divorce and I was recovering from my own previous long-term relationship. I now know the truth behind the old chestnut, "You will just know when it's right." Peter...

Happy Manners

The movie theatre near my home has, consistent with recent trends, ripped out the old stadium chairs and replaced them with reserved seating in the form of luxury recliners with trays and generous drink holders. The theatre also provides dine-in services; pressing a call button summons a waiter to your seat. In the dark, servers scurry about delivering food and cocktail orders. Despite the...

Reflections & Musings: Retrograde Redux

I It's been a long time since I've updated Inspiring Liberation. I've been struggling with a case of creative constipation and an allergy to feeling scrutinized. This was supposed to be fun, a hobby even. These past months it has felt more like a chore. Pretty dumb to have a blog then, huh? I'm sure you've seen how people treat each other. Just go to your favorite store and stand in line....

What I’ve Learned About Love: The Mystery

Occasionally, I am asked about romantic relationships and cringe when asked for the recipe. Common advice to singletons is to become the person with whom you would want to be in love; learn to enjoy being alone and really love yourself. Unfortunately that advice won't get you very far in a relationship with another human being. Here's what I know: a relationship is its own entity. If you...

Weekly Reflections – 6 December 2015

Life has been wonderfully busy for the past several months. Last spring, my father in law passed through the veil. Then we sold our townhouse. We bought a bigger house that was (and continues to be) in need of loving care. We adopted an adult dog from a rescue, and while he is settling in nicely, training and pet care are now a big part of my daily schedule. Now that things have settled a bit, I...