Extended family

I’ve been thinking for weeks about what to write for Father’s Day. Do I write about my grandfather?  About my father?  About my husband? Everything I can think of to say about these men – about the men who created me, →MORE...

When I was very young some of my family’s European relatives came out to visit.  At some point during their stay the conversation turned to food – and to this day, when my parents tell this story, the part they remember →MORE...

Today’s book = The Growing Story, written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.  (I believe the original illustrations were done by Phyllis Rowand, but I have never seen one of the vintage copies.) An oldie, but a goodie, this →MORE...

Mar 15, 2011
...there is this!  A toadstool my father built over the weekend with redwood that had been chopped down nearby (a parking lot? a roadside?) for Charlotte to play on.  It made me smile to find that when I was harping on →MORE...

Last night, Charlotte slung one of her father’s long black belts around her neck and tottered toward our bedroom.  I only allow her to play with things around her neck if they are really and truly dangerous, things like boa constrictors, →MORE...