Happy Priscilla

Thank you to everyone who commented during my birthday week! “It’s great to stumble across your life,” someone said. And I realized that because my blog is chronological, instead of organized around themes, anyone reading the last few posts might...

Happy Birthday to Everyone!

“I want to do something meaningful on my birthday,” I told Rabbi Jacobson, “my soul doctor,” a while back. And Rabbi Jacobson responded: “Some of the greatest things in life don’t have to be so dramatic. Remember that. You can do something modest. When a...

Unenlightened

For years, I thought inner peace was a destination. But it’s turned out to be as fleeting as any other moment in my life. The panic attack I suffered in Las Vegas terrified me. Everything I thought I’d learned over the last few years seemed suspect. But...

Leaving Las Vegas

I had a panic attack in a gigantic, brightly lit Target store on the outskirts of Las Vegas. My first one in four years. I’m not the mellow monk I thought I was. I was dehydrated and overwhelmed after helping my son move into his apartment in 106 degree heat. I...