Category Archives: kids

the definition of happy

I don’t know what Hendrix song it was, I was so tired, but as I lay on the couch in the middle of the day listening to my children prattle and the guitar cords soar and swing on the air, … Continue reading

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Dinosaur City

I’ve lost a week of work to a sick house, but you won’t hear me complain. There were two days we were all together doing the most family of things–getting through and watching Mary Poppins. We weren’t always coherent, but … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: baby tat

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Throw Me Thursday: 7 year scratch

Let’s talk about what’s really going on. What I want to write and do and what’s actually happening at this moment is so completely at odds that I have to admit for maybe the first time in my life that … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Make pretend

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Throw me Thursday: Earth Day

It’s my baby’s third Earth Day Birthday and all I want to do is get to tomorrow so I can enjoy it. The girl came out slicked and squalling and ready to party. She’s been dancing since she could stand. … Continue reading

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We are waiting for a storm. The winds are high and warm, all the spring birds sing a frantic chirrup as if playing chase in the voice of little girls. Then it quiets, cars are missing from the streets, the … Continue reading

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