Wordless Wednesday: Dunes

April 11, 2012

Tessa hiked to one of the highest dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park on a warm but windy Spring Break trip. Tessa was not doing the “Mom’s-taking-a-blog-photo” pose (Daddy actually took the pictures) — she was just keeping the sand out of her face.

Big Apple Chunks

August 18, 2010

Some slices of our week in New York City. One thing blogging has taught me: “Closeness has nothing to do with distance.”

Homes sweet homes

June 30, 2010

Eden is hosting the Gimme Shelter carnival. Go on over to see the other people’s shelters and maybe add your own. Here are highlights from the places I’ve lived. Family of origin. Sheri, Tami and I shared a basement bedroom during my school years. We didn’t feel squished or deprived of daylight — it just […]

Context and culture: When 8 year olds weave carpets

June 18, 2010

While browsing for carpets in Aleppo’s souk a month after our arrival in Syria, Roger and I became ensnared in the lair of  an enthusiastic carpet salesman. We had made known that we had no intention of buying, yet our protests only made the smiles, words and tea flow more readily. “THIS carpet,” said our […]