Reordering for Normal

Getting back to normal means doing a bunch of work! Go figure. lol. That’s ok, I’m here for it.

Apex

I’m at the culminating moment of the Rector Search…. which is why I haven’t been posting. Sorry about that.

[Quiet Thoughts] Preview of the Pattern

Photo: Ursa Major’s map of the world, made during his study of Ghana for the past month of so. I am not sure who did the writing here (that’s not his handwriting), but it’s one of the rare things I’ve seen him fully and lovingly complete at school. It’s not to say I haven’t seen…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Having It All

God don’t give you everything. But if you’re lucky, you can have a whole lot and have no need for trying to have “it all.” Because we can’t have it all. But we might, if we’re lucky, have enough.

History Lessons

When the boys asked me a question about the Invincible Hammer in Toad’s Treasure Tracker, well… a little spontaneous history lesson had to happen.

[Quiet Thoughts] Ask Questions and Such

Photo: I’m teaching a short story class through Community Ed and I was looking for some flash fiction to share with the class. This beautiful sentence from Joy Williams’ Ninety-Nine Stories of God made me laugh out loud when I read it. Joy is a genius.   What a week. Right? Has it been a week for you,…

The Good and the Bad of The Warm Times

Photo: I don’t know what these are, but aren’t they the prettiest things?   Spring has come to New England. While the trees are still only just putting out the new-green buds and baby leaves, the grass has gone emerald and the flowers are on parade. it’s an easy observation, but I’m going to write…

The Week that Ate My Brain

Photo: One of the more precious moments of last week. There were plenty. There were also moments when I wanted to eat my children instead of snuggle with them. Thus is motherhood.   I want to start this post by saying that I had every intention of putting up a full week of posts. I was…

“We get to do it again!”

Photo: Back of a Whale Watch boat. Atlantic Ocean. Joy.   Ursa Minor woke up this morning as a genuine, certified 7-year-old. To celebrate, we got him up early, dressed him in layers, pumped him full of cereal, then threw him in the minivan. The website said to be at the boat a minimum of 45…

[Quiet Thoughts] “Let me tell you somethin’, child.”

Photo: An artistic vision is forming. There have been mistakes, but there have also been triumphs. I’m only in the first stitches of this “proof of concept,” but I’m very pleased so far. The wing looks great, but it’s also blessedly covered. The other wings aren’t, so there will be less forgiveness. At least I know I can…