Appreciating

Welcoming summer in

Welcoming summer in

This is the best part of summer for me, these days at its very beginning. We can still feel the weight of the school year on our shoulders, but it is lifting. Both things are good, the weight and the lifting. It’s not a bad weight, but it is weight all the same, and without its heft the(…)

Seed spotting

Seed spotting

The sun has set on another school year for us. The end of it was very rocky, with a school shooting just down the road from our home. Because the school is so close and both boys who died were freshmen–the same age as the students I’ve been teaching for the past 6 weeks–and because our(…)

Garden dreaming…

Garden dreaming…

Late last spring we wrote a post about our grand plans to grow some vegetables. We didn’t know what we were doing, but we decided to forge ahead anyway. (Kinda like we do almost everything around here.) With the encouragement of Mama Holt (whose blog I miss all the time, even all these months after(…)

What if Facebook were around 80 years ago?

What if Facebook were around 80 years ago?

It probably wouldn’t look that different from today’s Facebook. You’d still have line-ups of beautiful young women in party dresses: And the posed, wanna-be-artsy portraits they take of each other when boys aren’t around: There’d be photos of handsome young men doing their own kind of posing: Like today, there would also be those awkward(…)