C is for Control

Standing in the aisle at Target, my legs were frozen as the variety of Poise, Depends, and Always bladder protection pads were making me come to a party that I had absolutely no interest in attending.   Read More

The “Tully” Effect

The following post is from a movie blog that Dion and I write called “Popcorn Reals: Metzger, Morton, and the Movies.”    
We must ALL be an another woman’s Tully at some point.  

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Third Movement: Michael

This is the story of my father, Michael Morton.  This isn’t a sad story, but one about real life.

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Second Movement: The Mother Bird

The second movement is usually slow and lyrical, with a lilting, songlike theme. No battle-of-the-sexes melody thing goes on here, and the structure can be looser than in the first movement. Sit back and drink it in.

Note from The Fast Forward Blog: For Mother’s Day, I always feature a guest writer.  In keeping with the theme of the symphony.  The solo performance is from my mother, Debra.  Read More

Symphony No. 36

When we are born, we start assembling a symphony of life where the instruments are the people that add richness to our stories.  They are part of life’s twists and turns like the movements in a symphony that are highlighted by crescendos and decrescendos.The conductor steps on the stage, and with a final push the doctor announces…It’s a girl!

Why does the conductor shake the hand of the violinist before the concert begins? The conductor is acknowledging the concertmaster, who is the leader of the violins and a vital part of the orchestra leadership. Our concertmaster is Lauren Morton.

 

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Just Right…

“And her joy would become a restless thing, flapping its wings inside her, as though looking for an opening to fly away.” “Americanah” by Chiamanada Ngozi Adichie 

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Happy Birthday

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Another year has ended.  Another year has begun.  What lies ahead is another year to blow out the candles and celebrate this gift to the world. For some, they are still 29 and holding. For me, I proudly shout “Today is my 36th birthday!”   Read More