June 22, 2012
Welcome, Pilgrim Here is your sign Here is your road your heart, traveling companion, precious cargo through dangerous territory.
June 20, 2012
The boys are headed to summer camp today. It’s an hour and a half away, sleepover for three nights, mosquitos, s’mores, mud, poison ivy- everything a boy could want. If you’ve never packed for three boys under 12 in anticipation for overnight stays somewhere outside […]
June 15, 2012
Two words you should know: Mucca Pazza Maybe you understand Spanish and can translate this to “Mad (as in crazy) Cow.” Perhaps you understand what’s cool and can translate this as “30 piece Circus Punk Marching Band.” Certainly you should buy their new CD “Safety Fifth.” Without a doubt your life would be infinitely better […]
June 13, 2012
Yesterday in the car and out of the blue Miles blurted out, “Mom, do you ever worry that Dad is cheating?” It’s not the first time my 7-year-old has asked about things he really shouldn’t know about. It’s hard to be the youngest of 4 children, especially in our family. I admit I lose track […]
June 9, 2012
“It’s amazing how we will never really see ourselves the way another person sees us,” Riley pondered as we drove this morning. We’d been to a portfolio review for a school she’d like to attend. One of the assignments was to do a self portrait. As I drilled her on what the teachers asked and […]
June 8, 2012
This space I populated with young plants in early Spring ready, and not quite ready, to root- to bloom- to open their leaves- to the sun’s hard work but there it was within a month, like breath- like prayer- like promise- a rush of color on carpet and concrete.
June 7, 2012
I have been so world weary lately. Elections and legislation fights, mudslinging, celebrity sightings, political gossip and pollution, the war on women, what’s a girl to do? I’ve always thought that the operative word was “do.” What can I do? What will my elected officials do? What will Snookie do? And I keep coming back […]