Posted in December 2015

i stay

i stay

{image is a photo of Katie and me with our friends, Lisa and Steve, and their daughter, T in 2005. The girls were four. The photo is on Katie’s bulletin board.} It’s time for bed. Katie is stalling. She doesn’t want me to leave her room. I’m exhausted and my patience has run thin, but … Continue reading

lily eskelsen garcia is missing the point

lily eskelsen garcia is missing the point

For Jenny The other day, I wrote an open letter to Lily Eskelsen Garcia, the now infamous President of the NEA. In that letter, I wrote the following: Last month, you made a speech at the Campaign for America’s Future Awards Gala. The gala was billed as an opportunity to celebrate “progressive champions.” You were … Continue reading

the odyssey of the watermelon slippers

the odyssey of the watermelon slippers

Editor’s note: Please see the end of the post for image descriptions On Monday night, I finally convinced Miss Brooke to write a Christmas list. Past experience has proven that she will eventually produce one and, given her track record of asking for things like, oh say, “Fire Chicken Boots” and a “Mary Magdalene from … Continue reading

the adventures of scouter, 2014

It all started innocently enough. I’d found a string of TARDIS lights and, well, it was just too perfect. Facebook: Image is a photo of Scouter the elf, hanging onto a lit Tardis on a stringof lit Tardises (Tardi?) that we just strung outside Katie’s door. I’m not sure I can make it til morning until she sees this. ‪#‎ItsBiggerOnTheInside‬ ‪#‎ChristmasForAWhovian‬ But then, well, things got a … Continue reading