Archive | Family

Where the annual Monarch butterfly migration comes through in September

Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is 469 miles of gorgeous mountain driving and hiking that stretches from the Cherokee Indian Reservation in western North Carolina all the way up to the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive in Virginia. Five years ago my husband and I started hiking the spectacular, sometimes challenging and always beautiful trails […]

Continue Reading
Seth's Poem 2012

The Maker: Where I’m From

This poem made my eyes fill with tears when the Maker read it to me. Maybe because he’s the youngest, maybe because there were so many unexpected insights offered, line after line. I can’t decide whether it’s very twelve (years old) and boy¬†(so much food!), or entirely, surprisingly, out of the boundaries of that sort […]

Continue Reading
Stepz at Project Noize

DJ Stepz

I was only vaguely aware of the rave scene in the late 90’s. I knew it involved secret parties in abandoned or unused warehouse spaces, basements, and condemned buildings. Invitations were spread via word of mouth on the day of the event, and by that evening a crowd converged to rig lights, steal electricity, and […]

Continue Reading
Seth on Stilts

The Maker on Stilts

Summer’s here and The Maker, nearly eleven, has an entire raft of projects underway. Recently he disappeared for most of an afternoon and came home walking on these fantastic stilts that he made with his grandpa. Me: Dude! Those are awesome! TM: Thanks. Me: How long did it take you to learn to walk on […]

Continue Reading
Seth Likes Pie

He Likes Pie!

It’s possible this was written as a rap. Whatever it is, I found it folded up and drifting around my kitchen, as I find many odd bits of flotsam and jetsam in this house. I read it out loud, and found myself giggling. I particularly enjoyed the garbeldy-gook at the end. The Maker is ineffable, […]

Continue Reading

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes