Snow Day!

Photo: Oh, the barn. Isn’t it lovely in the snow? Lord, I don’t know what I’m going to do with that space. It needs a foundation before we can really do anything to it. I fear that whatever work it really needs is beyond us and that it’s never going to be restored and made…

Me Thinks It’s Nap Time

Photo: A rainy morning that lead to a cloudy/drizzly early afternoon resulted in a completely empty playground on Friday. I couldn’t have been more happy! I let the boys stay out there way past nap time. It was the best! …I’m such an introvert… I was up and writing at 5:30 this morning. Outlining, actually–there are three…

A Little Devil in Us All

Photo credit: Wikipedia “Wow, you had your dad come down here to tell on me? That’s such a nigger thing to do.” It was the day after my father, a six-foot-four, two hundred and fifty pound Black man, came down to the neighborhood pool to have a friendly chat. Speaking very politely with the tanned,…

The Lessons We Learn

A father gives his daughter the world, one piece at a time. Through his love, protection and stewardship, a father can give his daughter the ultimate gift: power. The power to walk through the world independent, smart, and unencumbered. Intangible, the power that each little daughter walks out into the world with comes through the…

Beware of “Easy”: Embracing the Thrill of Challenge.

Photo credit: Wikipedia. This is a photo of Walden Pond. A new favorite place, and a spot on the map that i can’t wait to visit far more often. I have been wanting to write this post all weekend. I’m so freaking jazzed today–so focused, so optimistic. I’m sitting here in my blogging chair, hair…