When I married into my neighborhood, The Fountain had been in existence for nearly thirty years, and was a local landmark. I directed people to our home (the ones who didn't already know where we lived along with our collective lineage for eight preceding generations) with, "If you pass The Fountain on your right, it's the next farm… Continue reading Doesn’t Count
This has been my special friend for the past little while. For those of you lucky enough not to recognize it, it is a donut pillow, and it is for those who are having trouble sitting comfortably. About three weeks ago, I slipped stepping out of the shower and went down hard. Right on my… Continue reading Behind the Times
In a triumph of hope over experience, I bought a plant today. In a victory of practicality over naïveté ... it was a baby cactus. If I can keep this alive, perhaps I will find something else that thrives under benign neglect and double my collection. Stay tuned.
I am told that it is National Siblings Day, though who puts together this calendar of daily can't-miss events I will never know. And so here we are, all five of us in the same frame, and I cannot tell you how rare that was. I think the dial had just flipped over to 1980,… Continue reading Here We Are
I'm guessing most of you have heard of a neti pot, although many of you likely can't get past the idea of forcing warm water up your nose. My sister, on seeing me prepare for it, sometimes asks if I'm going to waterboard myself again. I admit it's a little gross, but being a parent… Continue reading All Clear