Elegy for a Good Dog
When Buddy first came to us in January 2013, he was sad and scared.
Church-shopping and mic savvy
My love affair with church has waxed and waned my whole life. Our most recent church home, Trinity Cathedral, had a lot going for it — gorgeous music, a strong interest in social justice work, stuff for children, a knitting ministry, political values that align with our own, and Dean Tracey Lind, whom I adore.…
One Week In
A week ago today I sat in this living room and sent box after box of stuff to either the basement or the back porch. What the heck is in all these boxes? As of today we have made a sizable dent — our bedrooms are organized and our clothes put away, and the kitchen is…
Late this winter Big Poppa left town to start a great new job in the big city for a few months. And today we leave our home of the last ten years to start a new adventure. Between then and now, I held down the fort and managed the wild boys, sold our house, threw…
Your fist hard in their teeth!
So, just a few days into the Bible Challenge, I came across something interesting. I bought two Bibles for this, one of which is The Message, a translation that I have long wanted to read. Seriously, years ago, (decades ago!), I came across a pamphlet that had just one of the gospels in this translation…
So, the last couple months have been quite a challenge, what with the unexpected death of my dear old dad, a bunch of other stressful crap, and then being laid out with a bad back for 11 days …. But I am on the mend! And tomorrow I undertake the real challenge, the Trinity Cathedral…
The party’s over
I’m not gonna lie, it was a great summer. The boys are finally old enough that I can indulge my penchant for late nights and lie-ins and afternoon naps filled in with trips to the pool or the beach, two places that I adore. At those places I can now read books or yap with…
Once again my child is making me a better person. It is, of course, an exhausting process. One of the oddest compliments my mother ever paid me was after M was born and had terrible allergies and I’d given up all wheat and dairy for months in order to breastfeed him. She said that, having…
My 9/11 Story
I wrote this a couple days ago for a “where where you on September 11, 2001?” thread for a message board I’m on. It proved quite cathartic and I’m pleased with how it turned out. If you’re curious: I was on my way to work a few blocks from the World Trade Center (my office…
Spending the last three days doing pretty intensive school-at-home with M, I’ll say it’s been exhausting and very instructive. My many homeschooling friends are, to a one, much more relaxed in their approach with their actual styles being all over the map. I can see the appeal but do believe it’s just what he and…