Posted in January 2009

great expectations

  Things are good. They’re really good. They are, right? Yes, I know they are. I believe they are. So why – why do I keep having to remind myself that they are? Why have I been walking around in this marshmallow haze of a funk since New Year’s? Why am I working so hard … Continue reading

six foot town

  If you’re anything like me, you can’t read a paper anymore without thinking, ‘my God that story is about another mother’s child’. You can’t watch a movie – even the simplest cartoon – without finding yourself or your children in it somewhere. And God knows you can’t listen to music without finding a whole … Continue reading

shayna medela annie

On Thursday night, Luau spent the evening at a hockey game with a buddy from college. The girls and I settled in to an evening at home to close out the first day of the New Year. The girls had breakfast for dinner. Ok, Katie did. Brooke wasn’t ready to embrace such a topsy turvy concept. All three … Continue reading

happy new year

Last season’s fruit is eaten And the fullfed beast shall kick the empty pail. For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding, The Four Quartets A year’s end, particularly hard won Its lessons etched in memory – some broad and universal, some personal … Continue reading