Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Band Concert

Sage recently had his first band concert ever. His pride was palpable, and his “posing for the grandparents after the concert” performance was masterful. As for the quality of the music, well… Some children were clearly more dedicated to their art than others, and the net result was that my sister–an accomplished musician herself–had my […]

The Dog Walkers

The temperature is falling and snowflakes are drifting: It’s the perfect time to reflect on a period when autumn was still holding winter at bay. One of my dear friends came to visit with her two little daughters so they could immerse themselves, however briefly, in rural living. The girls, who did NOT consider themselves […]

Male Bonding, Halloween Style

I have to confess, I’m the Halloween equivalent of the Grinch: I don’t like gorging on candy, and I REALLY don’t like dressing up. My menfolk, on the other hand, have no such problem. Sage got his costume–a disturbingly large baby mask and a red skin suit that made him look distressingly like a flayed […]