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My reading list: a progress report

In February I asked for your recommendations, and I compiled a reading list for the year. Today, I’m reporting my progress so far. Here is a snippet of my original… Read more >

Blue Moon

It’s been a long time since TGIF has meant so much to me. After starting a new job this week where there was lots of trouble finding parking, lots of (uphill)… Read more >

Rango: adventures in pet sitting

In Wyatt’s STEM program, there are several classroom pets. Throughout the school year, every time an extended school holiday drew nigh, he would bring home the same note seeking out… Read more >

Second place

I snapped a few photos yesterday just before the awards ceremony at Alyssa’s season-end softball tournament, and in each picture her face was the same. This is what second place looks… Read more >

Bush!

Last week was rough around here. It was just a head cold that we passed around, but it really knocked us flat. We snuffed and groaned and moaned during the… Read more >

An evening with Kate DiCamillo

A few weeks ago when I found out Kate DiCamillo was coming to the Children’s Museum only a half hour from us, I didn’t hesitate to scoop up tickets. Her… Read more >

The frogsong

I am lying on the picnic table with my knees up. I kick off my shoes and the reflection off my bare, pasty-white toes is blinding. They are still sleepy from… Read more >

Beware stray dogs, even the cute ones

A couple of weeks ago I came home one evening to find a cute little Walker Coonhound in my driveway. It didn’t take long to see that he was very… Read more >

A good day, ladybird

A couple of weeks ago I submitted a piece to the Richmond Times Dispatch for their ‘My Life’ column. (I know, I’ve been going on about this for days now, but I… Read more >

I’m looking at you, Summer

I wanted snow, and then I got snow, and now I’m tired of snow. I’m ready for summer. We’ve been planning our upcoming vacation, and reliving last year’s epic trip… Read more >

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