Monthly Archives: September 2014

been talking ’bout the way things change. 0

One night this summer, Atticus stayed at my mom’s house overnight so Mike and I could have a date night, which ended up being an early dinner so we could come home to watch House of Cards. (We are very exciting people.) When Atticus wanted to Facetime with us, we agreed, but it turned out […]

let’s go adventuring, darling. 0

This summer we finally gave up the stroller for walks, so we amble together down the streets and notice things. It took me a couple of months to realize that I was taking walks my way (to exercise or to take him to the park) when he had his own ideas about what we should […]

a poem for sunday. 1

“Little Girls in Church” by Kathleen Norris 1. I’ve made friends with a five-year-old Presbyterian. She tugs at her lace collar, I sympathize. We’re both bored. I give her a pencil: she draws the moon, grass, stars and I name them for her, printing in large letters. The church bulletin begins to fill. Carefully, she […]

what I have been reading (back to school tired brain edition). 2

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (borrowed from a friend) When some butterflies that usually winter in Mexico end up in a valley in the Appalachian mountains instead, what happens to the community? What happens in particular to the families closest to this miracle (that could, after all, be a tragedy caused by climate change)? Maybe […]