Memorial Day Fun

Memorial Day is the most fun community holiday in our town. There’s a 3K fun run at 9:00, carnival festivities at the park, and a big parade at 2:00. Yesterday, we all wanted to go to the fun run, but Patrick had to get his pedicab for the parade, and Gilbert had committed to playing… Continue reading Memorial Day Fun

More Fun

Porter, Harlan, and I went to the tree lighting ceremony on campus. They had cookies and hot cocoa afterwards, but their favorite part was rolling down the big, steep hill on campus! I took the younger boys to Scottish Walk. Definitely festive to see the bagpipers and the kennel clubs with the different dogs–corgis, Westies,… Continue reading More Fun

Halloween and a Strange Week

Last week was weird. We lost a lot of momentum but are getting it back this week. Halloween was a blast. The boys loved their costumes and trick-or-treating with friends. Because it wasn’t a school night, they were able to hang out later than normal. Seamus spent a good chunk of the evening with his… Continue reading Halloween and a Strange Week

Protest, Talk to Kids, Donate, Keep Going

When you think things can’t get worse. It’s been a difficult (what an understatement) spring. Those of us in my generation were largely spared Cold War fears, and things looked good. Then 9/11 changed our views of war and showed how racial profiling would dominate and create divisions among people for the next 20 years.… Continue reading Protest, Talk to Kids, Donate, Keep Going

Quick Updates and then tomorrow, maybe something longer

It’s been a wild few days. I would like to chronicle it, but I’m going to do a few bullet points just to bring us up to speed. The Coronavirus COVID-19 has upended a lot of what we would call normal life, but before it did so, we had a lot of normal life. So… Continue reading Quick Updates and then tomorrow, maybe something longer