Elbow Room

Yesterday, I had a kid home from school with strep throat. She’d already been to the doctor, so she was … More

Slice of Life

I haven’t read the book yet (it comes out today), but this is from Sunday’s  NY Times Q & A … More

Word of the Day

Abnegation. A word I’ve never had the slightest opportunity to use. Denial, the dictionary has to say about it, particularly … More

Food For Thought…

First grade.  Those first few weeks as the family transitions back into the school year schedule can be a killer. … More


Part One Mornings when I take Elder Girleen to school, I usually hang around for fifteen minutes for Morning Meeting, … More