Monthly Archives: September 2013

when we were on fire. 2

We haven’t talked about my “growing up evangelical” bona fides in a while. I have mentioned things on the charismatic end of the spectrum but not the regular stuff, the t-shirts and how I got up at 5:00 every morning to study the Bible. Once a week, I got to school early and studied the […]

hey, whatcha need? 2

When I was a student, I went through my days knowing that I had a place in my school building. There is no doubt that I was awkward, but I navigated the system of education with relative ease as a reader, a quick learner, and a rule-follower. These are gifts I was given because my […]

what I have been reading (non-fiction edition). 0

The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence by Robert Klara (via NetGalley) When Truman was president, the White House basically fell down around him and was gutted and rebuilt (including a bomb shelter) while his family lived in the Blair house. I enjoyed reading about the renovation although […]

isn’t it ironic. 1

For a long time, Atticus’s favorite song was “I Will Wait” by Mumford and Sons. He played his guitar along with the video to the point that he would even say, “Red Rocks!” at the end. Over the summer, he became fond of “Little Ghost” by the White Stripes. Here we are being little ghosts. […]

what I have been reading (how is it september already edition). 1

This Town by Mark Leibovich (via the public library) This is a book about Washington and how it feeds on itself. I love a good gossipy political book (see: Game Change) but this one fell flat. There were too many characters who might be important in Washington but weren’t familiar to me. But the good […]

saving my life. 3

Right around the time when I was congratulating myself for having taken apart and then put back together various technology carts so that every single teacher had what they needed, all the laptops in my building died. It’s a long story involving old laptops and an operating system upgrade but the point of the story […]

as the laundry spins. 0

How many do we have for tomorrow? Do we have enough velcro? Will the daycare ladies be mad if we have to send snaps? If I start the load now, can Mike put it in the dryer before he goes to bed? This is what it’s like inside the head of a working mom who […]