It happens every year. Slowly. Cautiously. A little show of green. A little gold….but then around December things become less cautious, more hopeful. Grandmas begin wearing their starter jackets proudly in the grocery store. Whispers of playoffs become more bold. We wait for each game with bated breath….will they win? How long can we hang […]
My finishing time was 8 hours, 25 minutes, but my experience was more: memories to last a lifetime, a new friend and a journey across the city of Chicago which seemed somehow to embrace the meaning of my name, victory for the people.
Yesterday our family spent a lovely afternoon celebrating a baby dedication. It was the perfect afternoon. The older children watched a movie, the little ones napped. Then the older ones took the younger ones to the park. The “elders”, a mixed group of adults ranging in age from 40-70, with political views both liberal and […]
Thursday morning as I looked into the rear view mirror, I caught a glimpse of the future–not what I have passed on the road but what I will be looking forward to. I was filled with a bit of ache in my heart. Alex and Joseph sat in the back seat white shirts, black ties…all […]
We really do watch them…but they can move so fast, and can think of the most creative uses for things.
Have you ever had it? Do you know anyone who makes it? Each spring as the dandelions begin to flood the open spaces along the highway, in sidewalk cracks, and heaven forbid our yards, I am reminded of my great-grandma and her dandelion wine. ~~~ “Pride of lions in the yard. Stare, and they burn […]
At this time of year our minds seem to remember things past. Visions of sugar plums dance in our heads, and we vow either to make happier memories for our kin, or to live out our traditions just exactly as we did when we were very young. Each year, we grasp at something solid, with […]
On Monday, our little Gwenna marked 7 weeks old. When she was born the fireflies were just starting to peak. Naomi loved watching her brothers trying to catch them and even tried to catch a few herself. Seven weeks ago we were still getting mostly salad greens in our farm share, then all of a […]