B’s photography

Last week, Brandon graduated from preschool. You should see this boy. He is incredible. We decided to pull apart our house for a garage sale in two days, and he has been the best helper, organizing and sorting, cleaning out, even lifting one end of a table for me. He is a photographer now. I wanted a picture of... Continue Reading →


I guess what I'm most interested in is the way people change.That's what I like to read, what I like to write.I'm currently reading Karen Gettert Shoemaker's short story collection, Night Sounds. She talks about friendships, about how we enter into them knowing they will change us.I think not only about people, but about our... Continue Reading →

second novel

I haven't written in a few weeks. Ever since I finished my novel.I mean, I wrote a short story and a couple of poems.But I didn't write anything longer, bigger.I've had this idea for a second novel for a few months now and last night, when I was trying to fall asleep, I kept thinking... Continue Reading →

Cheryl Strayed

Once my sister recommended I watch the movie Wild, so I tried it. I mean, I started it. I'll be honest, I'm not a movie person. I'm not even really a TV person anymore. The only way I sit down in front of it is if I have a game to play or a book... Continue Reading →


Well, he's done it. Steve has graduated with his MBA.   I took the boys to the graduation.  I could get Holden in respectable attire, but I gave up on Brandon. I did not graduate from a big university. I didn't know there would be traffic and a shuttle. I didn't know the ceremony would actually... Continue Reading →

winding my spring

Just as you take care of the birds and the fields every morning, ever morning I wind my own spring. I give it some 36 good twists by the time I've got up, brushed my teeth, shaved, eaten breakfast, changed my clothes, left the dorm, and arrived at the university. I tell myself, "OK, let's... Continue Reading →

start of summer

 It's summer time. I finished school on Monday. We're in full-on happy lazy summertime mode (note Holds in the background) Even though Brandon is still in school. For three more weeks. He's been a little late this week.  We went to the zoo. We raided dad's Dolphins hat collection. Holden's ended up sideways which suits him... Continue Reading →

my other baby

On Friday night I put the final period on my first novel. I have written a book. An entire book.Three years in the making (but four months of highly concentrated working). This semester, I submitted fifty pages of my novel for each of my four packets. If you remember, last semester I only wrote eighty... Continue Reading →

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