Category Archives: Musings
My mother’s waiting-for-spring ritual was to start looking for the first snowdrop, a tiny white flower. She’d start looking as early as in February. I’ve continued her tradition . . . yesterday I found this one under our back porch, … Continue reading
Today is our first 4-birthday day! Twin grandchildren Quinn and Balan were born a year ago on 2/24/14, the same birthday of our twin sons, their father David and uncle Stephen! Amazing coincidence! Happy Birthday to the four of you!!!!
Woke up reflecting on 2014, the year two more grandchildren joined our family–now 10-month-old Quinn & Balan, (born to one of my twins on his birthday)! The photo is from a celebatory Labor Day weekend with my brother Kip and … Continue reading
Thankfulness is the second topic for the questions I asked in Thanksgiving: The True Story, about how to connect Thanksgiving Day to the world outside my dining room table. My questions are: When are we thankful? Just on Thanksgiving? Just … Continue reading
Tonight I was organizing files on my computer (long overdue task!!) and discovered Meet Penny Colman, a 2011 6-minute video filmed and edited by Vicki Cobb, president of iNK (Interesting Nonfiction for Kids) Think Tank, a web site with resources galore … Continue reading
Delicious juicy peaches at our local Farmers’ Market this year!! Wait, I told Linda as she was about to cover this peach and pecan pie that we made for dinner with a friend tonight, I’ve got to take a picture. … Continue reading
Lucky and happy me! I had two birthday celebrations this year with all three of my sons and their families, including 10-year-old Sophie & 6-month-old Balan and Quinn! First the weekend with my brother Kip (his b-day is two days … Continue reading
With particular interest, Linda & I are awaiting the Supreme Court’s decisions tomorrow about same-sex marriage. The image is my photograph of the “Gay Liberation Monument” by sculptor George Segal, located in Christopher Park, New York City.
“Nothing is worth the getting, if that has to be done by cunning, falsehood, deception. Whether it be wealth, position, office or the society of one we love, if we have to steal it, though it may be sweet and … Continue reading
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller