Of Pride and Neighbors

Photo: Why is it so impossible to get a photo of both of them smiling at the camera at the same time?   My two little bears proudly marched in the Memorial Day parade on Monday. The whole thing was very Small Town America, but with the obvious Massachusetts twist of having our colonial company lead the…

[Quiet Thoughts] Dissent and Demand

Photo: Seems like as good of a time as ever to break this picture I took at the Capitol. Seeing as we’re all talkin’ about patriotism and protest and all…     When I got the news about the NFL’s new policy on the anthem protests, my first thought was, “oh, that’s really perfect. I…

[Fail] A Note About Wednesdays

Photo: Ursa Minor made this piece of art at the Museum on Saturday. I loved watching it come together. Kinda makes me think of a wormhole…   Ok, so, Wednesdays. It’s becoming quite clear to me that when I re-teach this class in the Fall, I’ll need to make it on Tuesday or Thursday night…

Weekends Have Consequences

Photo: First of all, my Wegmans has ramps right now and I cannot be more pleased. Second of all they have soft shell crabs from Maryland for not a lot of money and it’s like yessssss. So I bought three because I have no discipline and I fried one up the second I got home. My intention was…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Love So Radical

Photo: Ursa Minor had a really, really rough go with his allergies this week. I came home from teaching my class to find my child coughing and miserable, the medicine completely failing him. Neither of us slept. I put Major on the bus for school and kept Minor home. It took an eternity to get…

The Aftermath

Photo: Motherhood is intense. Can you just feel the intensity in this look, Dear Reader?   If you are living my life, you woke up this morning to a house full of all the consequences for your Mother’s Day weekend ideas. I got to Friday afternoon and said, “I’m taking this weekend off!” The Husband, God…

[Quiet Thoughts] to be Brave

Photo: Finally! Finally! It only took forever to get both socks done. But ohhhhhh the satisfaction, the warmth… handknit socks really are just the ultimate of luxury and comfort. The ultimate.   I have two college friends who were destined to be together. They got married and we all held our breath for the adorable, hilarious babies who we…

[Fail] Time and Trees

Photo: Look at those ominous lookin’ trees staring down at me with their pollen-filled branches! Believe it or not, I walked in this house at 9:30 after a really wonderful and robust class with my students tonight. I left the school after writing down some notes for myself for next class and cleaning the white…

When Perfection and Paper Matters

This post is sponsored by Basic Invite, a custom printing website for invitations, greeting cards, business stationery and your other custom paper needs. Though I have been paid by the company to write this post, all opinions are my own and Basic Invite did not attempt to influence my post in any way.    When…

Back to Normal (Sorta)

Photo: One flower turned into 15. The boys just kept picking them and putting them in my hair. I let Ursa Minor take a picture of their creation and that also turned into 15 or so photos on my phone. After they were done with their fun, I drove to McDonalds with my hair looking…