As I’ve mentioned a couple of times, my kids and I traveled to Utah early in September, and we had a fabulous time. The trip reminded me for the second … Continue reading Scenes from Utah
Earlier this month, I went to Utah with my kids. It was our first trip back to Utah since we moved away more than six years ago, and it was … Continue reading Minimalist Packing
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka My rating: 4 of 5 stars When the Emperor Was Divine follows an American family of Japanese descent from their home in … Continue reading Book Review: When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
We were in the car outside the library, just about to pull away from the curb, when I noticed some movement in the rearview mirror. Walking towards the car were … Continue reading Look, Kids! Missionaries!
Last night, my husband came home from a day-long work event with a story. He and his colleagues were eating lunch together, when one of his colleagues at the end … Continue reading Weirdos Unite!
Today I planned yet another introvert-unfriendly outing for my introverted self and my two introverted children. We were supposed to meet a houseful of strangers (fellow UU homeschoolers; you don’t … Continue reading The Introvert Playdate
On the way up to Maine this weekend (my first time in Maine), I was feeling intractably out-of-place, sort of fundamentally alienated, when we came upon Portland. It seemed like … Continue reading Why Put a New Address on That Same Old Loneliness?
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
The title of this post is a reference to the theme song of the television show Rawhide. I’m not sure I ever saw the show myself, but my parents sang … Continue reading Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’; Keep Them Boxes Movin’
I know that a number of my readers are current or former (or future!) nursing moms, so I thought I’d post about this here and invite you to participate in … Continue reading Calling All Blogging Mamas!
A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-first Century by Oliver Van DeMille My rating: 4 of 5 stars I find it somewhat funny that I … Continue reading Leadership Learning: A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille
From Tucker at forgeover.com: Stoke is an abundant force. It’s like love in that you can always make more. Endless supply meets infinite demand. This is a sustainable ideology. via … Continue reading On the Public Response to Exuberant Behavior in New England: Week 45 Review