Posted in April 2010

love, jess

* * We went to an artist’s gala last night. You see, we travel in those sorts of circles – where gallery openings are nearly passe. Of course, we know the artist, so we had the inside track. That’s the way we roll. The artist’s work was on display as part of a temporary installation … Continue reading

round and round

** A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end – and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral. ~ Maynard James Keenan You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round. ~ Dead or … Continue reading

setting the pace

** Luau talks a lot about pacing in running. That’s because he talks a LOT about running in general, but I digress. In his world, the art of energy conservation is vital in order to be able to, in runner’s parlance, ‘put the hammer down’ at the end of a race. In long runs, if … Continue reading

paddling like the devil

* Always behave like a duck. Keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath. ~ Jacob Braude After meeting Winston, we took Miss A out to lunch with us. It had been a wonderful but stressful day, and Brooke was taxed. She was mostly quiet as we drove to the … Continue reading


** ** The Friday before last, Brooke’s former dance teacher, ‘A’ sent me a message. She asked if we were still looking for a Cavalier King Charles. She told me that a young woman had come to her mom with a one year old little Cavie. She was going to grad school, she said and … Continue reading

run luau run

*** *** You’ve prepared for this. You’ve got this. Know yourself. Listen to your body. Trust yourself. Have faith. We’re with you at every step. Game on baby. Run. ~ The note that Luau will read just before the starting gun of the 114th Boston Marathon this morning. *** I don’t run. I’ve tried and … Continue reading

as if

** My husband wrote a post on his running blog the other day called Act As If. The title came from the philosophy of famed Harvard Women’s basketball coach, Kathy Delaney-Smith. As Luau tells it, Delaney-Smith led her team to “one of the greatest upsets in college basketball history.” Apparently they are the only sixteenth-seeded … Continue reading