Tangent: Gettysburg Address “‘But in a larger sense,’” I read, “‘we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground.’” In our history studies we’d gotten back around to the Gettysburg Address. … Continue reading TBR List Declutter, Issue 50
Tangent: TBR Tough Love Since we moved to California, I’ve not been reading much. Even accounting for months of transition and determining where everything from our old house should go … Continue reading TBR List Declutter, Issue 49
Tangent: Missing, After Seven Months in California Things I miss about Massachusetts: Picking fruit throughout the summer and fall. Snow sparkles. Animal tracks in the snow. The clean, sharp feeling … Continue reading TBR List Declutter, Issue 48
My time in central Massachusetts, experiencing the discourtesy people here call “direct,” has been six years of cultural fatigue. There are things that I love about the area, but the people are consistently prickly. Yes, … Continue reading Bookends: March 2017
I’ve been doing these yoga practices and meditations from Kelly McGonigal’s “Boost Your Willpower” four-week online program, and I find myself thinking of California. I know that part of this … Continue reading California Dreaming
Today I got my Massachusetts driver’s license. From the time I began driving until today, I’ve had licenses in Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, California, Utah, and Massachusetts. I’ve visited DMVs, … Continue reading Six States and Counting
When we left California in 2008, we didn’t realize we would be leaving behind Trader Joe’s. Our standard Sunday routine in California was farmers market, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods. That … Continue reading Hey, Joe, Where You Going With That Hummus in Your Hand?