It’s been a while! At this rate, and point in my life, it’s always been a while… How about bullet points?
Books of 2022
I tried to read some longer books last year, to get more of an immersive experience. I’m still working on that goal for this year. I changed a few things–didn’t do goodreads, stopped running to the blog to write down every book read, did mini reviews in my journal, and I think some of those… Continue reading Books of 2022
Books of 2021
I read more books than I have since I started keeping track, and it was fun, but less fulfilling than I’d hoped to read a lot of books. I have some tweaks to make for next year, but for now, here’s the list for the archives, and some reflection. * indicates e-reader ^^indicates audio 1)… Continue reading Books of 2021
To Blog or Not to Blog
As you may have noticed, I’m having trouble with a regular blogging practice these days. Part of it is that the kids are older, and some of the stories are their stories, and I don’t want to violate their privacy. Part of it is that I’m stymied on writing in a lot of ways right… Continue reading To Blog or Not to Blog
We skied Stowe, VT over the last week, and we had some of the best and wildest conditions of the season. On Sunday, we pushed slush down the mountain until the wind and rain picked up and everything went on wind hold. Monday, we skied the hardest packed powder I’ve ever seen. It snowed overnight… Continue reading Skiing Stowe
I finished reading Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell yesterday. It was an excellent book, and I want to reflect on it some today. Mostly, I want to connect it to my late professor Dr. Libby Oakes, who taught Shakespeare and women’s poetry at Western Kentucky University for many years. I couldn’t figure out why the book… Continue reading Hamnet
Some Updates. None earth shattering
We’ve continued to ski almost every weekend. So far, we’re at 24 days for the season. Getting our money’s worth out of our season passes, for sure. The semester is going along really fast. This is week 5 of the 16 week semester, and a colleague mentioned the other day that she only had 11… Continue reading Some Updates. None earth shattering
Books from 2020
I read more books this year! Maybe because of 2020? Maybe because I figured out how to move Libby books from my iPad to my Kindle? Maybe because a student wanted to to a tutorial on James Baldwin, and I had to read a lot to catch up? Maybe because #BlackLivesMatter inspired me to read… Continue reading Books from 2020
December–Already!?! Holiday Grumps
Well. One thing that’s cute this year is that Harlan is really into asking questions about Santa and the Elves, and Porter likes to pontificate with all the answers. Gilbert and Seamus occasionally participate, but they get the evil eye enough (for laying it on too thick or rolling their eyes) that they mostly stay… Continue reading December–Already!?! Holiday Grumps
I can’t believe it’s so close to Halloween already. Trick-or-treating is a big up in the air question mark, but I think the neighborhood consensus is starting to converge around leave a bowl of candy at the end of your driveway, set up a chair in the yard, and watch the kids walk by with… Continue reading October, Really?!