Memoirs of Summer Learning

    July 22, 2018
    Memoirs of Summer Learning

    It started sometime last summer.  Over the last year, I moved within transition, a migration of sorts towards “better” in several areas of my life. In retrospect, a rigid complacency had set in, apparently for years, and I had lost a growth sense of ambition.   The “now” was settled in; my seek had completely ended. This would have been a good thing except for that nagging sensation that things are rarely alright when one stops moving.  I started to feel a certain level of…

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  • The Fable of Balance, Revisited

    The Fable of Balance, Revisited

    When I think of “balance,” an image of a scale comes to mind, a scale that is either being filled or is already carrying a load or two. One scale pan may be heavier;…

    July 15, 2018
  • Read Much?

    Read Much?

    Every year, I make the mental affirmation to “read more.” This treatise usually comes with the proposal to put down the Swiffer mop and pick up the book that has been plopped, lonely, on my…

    July 8, 2018
  • The Beauty in B-Words
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    The Beauty in B-Words

    My son, Jrue, is a static, stereotypical five-year-old right now. He holds long conversations, directly correlated to “why” something is so, and responds with the cutest laughter when something is funny to him. He likes the idea of his many…

    July 1, 2018
  • For the Love of IKEA

    For the Love of IKEA

    There is a maze where wondrous things happen. It’s a labyrinth of enchantment and sparkle, endless miles of marvel at every turn, festive and bright and bewitching, where people go in as strangers and leave out as…more acquainted strangers.   That funhouse, for…

    June 27, 2018
  • Kid-less For Summer

    Kid-less For Summer

    It was a casual question that instantly spurned a lot of unrest inside me. The query wasn’t as complicated as I was making it out to be; yet, my response to that occasion was going to reveal unspoken truths…

    June 18, 2018
  • She Only Used to Want Daddy...
    Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

    She Used to Only Want Daddy…

    “Hi, mommy!” Jai shrieked in a completely clear and high-pitched musical note. “Mommy! Hi! Hiiiii! Mommy! Mommmmmyyyy…!”   The hubs and I had not long dragged our suitcases into the house after five days away in what has been gloried as our most relaxing…

    June 10, 2018