Closing Time

June 2, 2014

Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning’s End. We have a newly minted middle-schooler in our home, as Tessa closed out her elementary school career last week, marked by her school’s Continuation Ceremony. The last month or so has been a mashup of transition meetings, girl drama, growing pains, anxiety anticipation, and, of course, […]

Time To Every Purpose, Under Heaven

May 19, 2014

Four seasons, one tree. My backyard. Click to hear each season (thanks to Antonio Vivaldi): Autumn       Winter Summer       Spring ~~~~~ See also:    2013     2011     2010     2009 Tell me about the seasons in your neck of the woods. What do you notice out your window through the year?

BlogHer 2014: Four Reasons to Get Your Ticket (If You Haven’t Already)

May 13, 2014

This is a sponsored post for BlogHer, an organization I’ve been a part of for nearly seven years. You never forget your first BlogHer. Or your second or your third. Probably not even your 10th, if you’re lucky enough to have attended all BlogHer conferences since 2005. Yes, dear readers, the venerated blogging conference has […]

Seven (And I Don’t Mean the Creepy Brad Pitt Movie)

May 11, 2014

I’ve always loved seven, or, as Brad Pitt might type, se7en. It’s prime. It’s imbalanced, yet sturdy. It’s grounded but reaching. Other than zero, it’s the only digit that requires more than one syllable. Seven is special. I feel the same affinity for the number 7 that I do for the letter L. I lo7e […]