It’s almost 9 o’clock on a Tuesday. This means that I have three hours until I publish my blog. The deadline. Sure, there were times when I would publish after my own arbitrary deadline, but it never sat right with me.

My daughter, Riva, on her 21st birthday

Today, I am physically exhausted. Yesterday was my daughter’s 21st birthday, and she threw a big party with the help of her best friend. There was food and booze, games, laughter, and getting to know people, and…