Who moved my (zodiac) cheese?!

Over cold Love Streets at Karbach Brewery this week, my now-legal 21-year-old son, Burke, home from college (Roll Tide!), announced he is no longer a Leo. This little bombshell came from so far out of left field, I thought I must have misheard him.  My hearing’s not the best, so this wouldn’t have been unusual. … Continue reading Who moved my (zodiac) cheese?!


This week’s adventures: knuckles, knives and needles

“I don’t think there’s anything you won’t try.” I didn’t know whether to be flattered or embarrassed.  Leanne knows me better, I think, than I know myself. We have been friends for about 25 years, and we’ve been through a lot together.  She’s the one who, probably 15 years ago, made the comment, “It’s never… Continue reading This week’s adventures: knuckles, knives and needles

Adoption · Organ and tissue donation

Sticks & Stones

Today’s blog post is a spontaneous Public Service Announcement.  I will keep it short in hopes you will read it.  Please. I am passionate about two causes, adoption and organ & tissue donation.  I have first-hand, life-changing experiences with both. Since embarking on my new writing career, I have discovered I can take words, ordinary… Continue reading Sticks & Stones

Musings · Transformation · Transformation Posts · What Matters

What matters, part 2

I’m reading an interesting book, Being Mortal:  Medicine and What Matters in the End, by surgeon, writer and public health researcher Atul Gawande.  Only halfway through, already I have stumbled upon a mini revelation I wanted to share. Gawande writes that through our modernization of medicine, we have succeeded in extending lives but have failed… Continue reading What matters, part 2

Spirituality · Transformation · Transformation Posts

Of all that is, seen and unseen

On our walk yesterday, I asked my husband, “Do you think I should write about it?” I was half hoping he’d say yes, half expecting he’d say, “I’m not sure,” which means no. Instead he responded, “Yes, but it’s definitely the most out there thing you’ve done, yet.” Then he laughed and repeated, “yet.” No… Continue reading Of all that is, seen and unseen

Mindfulness · Spirituality · Transformation · Transformation Posts

Who We Are and Why We’re Here

This journey has taken me many places, but ultimately it’s a journey to the heart. To my heart. As I described in my About section, Pique is a blog for those of us who are seeking personal transformation without personal tragedy.  Those of us who have spent the first half of our lives achieving and… Continue reading Who We Are and Why We’re Here