Conker Park

R, Sidney and I have a lot of “traditions” we’ve established in the last three years and one of those is “Conker Park” in the fall. It involves loading the top of a riding toy in the park with conkers and then making them fly off… we even went in late summer, even though we […]

The Eclipse…

The media is filled this morning…eclipse photos of great telescopic/cellphone beauty…ecstatic exclamations…large groups all experiencing together this moment of science and imagination…great fun.  I didn’t think I’d write about it since my pictures are blurry and unremarkable in every way…but…why not. Maybe many of us though decided to experience this phenomenon in our own backyards…to […]

Sidney Day

For three years R and I have spent one day a week with our grandson Sidney.  In September Sidney will be in school everyday and our daycare days will end, so these last few “Sidney Days” are precious…this week we had coffee and bubbles on the deck then headed downtown to Blackfish gallery to see […]

The 4th of July

Well, America.  All that it means to us…the history, the narrative, the many wonderful people just trying to live a life.  Maybe the fourth of July is when I can put aside the politics and the incessant bad news of NPR and just revel in what I think summer in America is…for me anyway… Pie […]

Sidney Day…

the usual blend of magic and fun.  The day began with a quick chat before the parents headed to work when suddenly Zach noticed that a deer was staring right at us… and then it started to rain and POUR, so the projected park visit was out.  Sidney gave me some advice on the last […]

MY LIFE SO FAR

I published this on my birthday in 2009 and every year since, but I still think it tells my story so let’s go again… Today is my birthday and I’ve attained a certain age.  I have plans, things to do, places to go.  But today I’m looking back. (I tried to cut my own bangs–oops.) […]