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  • Panna Cotta in Strawberry Soup with Thyme

    Yesterday I had a couple of my friends over for lunch. I made Ina Garten's Greek Panzanella - a recipe I have made many times, and for dessert I made panna cott... Read more

    Posted on 24 March 2015 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • My Best

    These two.They're no longer growing on me, but up the length of my body with a thriving speed. One stands by my side and I no longer have to lean down to meet... Read more

    Posted on 15 March 2015 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • The In-Between

    I was sitting on my porch eating a bowl of yogurt for lunch yesterday, but before that I was out for the morning with my friend. Read more

    Posted on 07 March 2015 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Young and Old in the Mountains

    The snow has come and the biting cold. After the boys left for school this morning, I climbed back into folds of soft flannel, grey as the day, and opened M.F. Read more

    Posted on 23 February 2015 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Get In My Belly! | Bourbon Bacon Jam

    A couple of years ago, I was at a local social event I had been invited to as a woman writer and blogger in the community. I went solo and hesitant, not... Read more

    Posted on 06 February 2015 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Spinning

    In my head, I place words on linen thread. I push them down and change them around. When the language takes shape and I can recognize my own story, I clasp the... Read more

    Posted on 03 February 2015 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Rosie

    We stood huddled together outside in the yard. A thin smattering of dark brown mulch covers the frozen ground. The tree's branches above reach out thin bony... Read more

    Posted on 26 January 2015 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Smoke and Sparkles

    I am rooted, but I flow. (Virginia Woolf)Coffee and words this morning. Our world is covered in a blanket of fog and on my desk smoke swirls. Lately my prayer... Read more

    Posted on 13 January 2015 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Little Hand

    Last night, in the middle of the night, Sully called out to me. Mom. In a daze, I went to him and slipped into his bed. This is what I do; no sense in... Read more

    Posted on 07 January 2015 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Cabin Fever

    Tomorrow the boys will go back to school. For the last weeks they have been home, which is to say they have either been loving on each other, hating each... Read more

    Posted on 05 January 2015 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • I Think...

    I think when you just give in and listen to whatever music is in your soul, it’s pure joy to jump around, dance and laugh. I was born with music inside me. Musi... Read more

    Posted on 27 December 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • A Little Less

    Between this year's fall family portrait season and volunteering to co-chair the literacy committee at my boys' school (which basically meant giving up most of... Read more

    Posted on 14 December 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Fresh Start

    In disclosure of full honesty, I gladly shut the door this morning on my family as they left for the day. The silky threads atop their heads smothered with my... Read more

    Posted on 05 December 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Thanksgiving Eve

    Drip coffee in my cup with a thick swirl of eggnog this morning. I just left the kitchen, talk of dreams and rejuvenation - or not- and better dreams with feet... Read more

    Posted on 26 November 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Quick Math

    My sons have created this thing. It is something of a game and it always begins like this: How old will you be when...? When I'm six, Theo, you will be eight.... Read more

    Posted on 13 November 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Something Big Like That

    When I was a kid, I remember wishing to be one of three things when I grew up someday. In no order, I wanted to be a school bus driver; a baby deliverer; someon... Read more

    Posted on 27 October 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Subtly Shifting | Pumpkin Bran Muffins

    When I was growing up, one knew it was fall because the smell of citrus grew thick in the air. And that might be a stretch. Halloween was just Halloween. Read more

    Posted on 25 October 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • And Begin Again

    Theo is our early riser. Every morning he is up before any of us. He is quiet and self sufficient and seems to enjoy this time to himself. He is always in one o... Read more

    Posted on 14 October 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • She'd Never Thought Before...

    “She’d never thought before how strange a cornfield can look so late in the year, all the stalks dead where they stand. The country had always just been work... Read more

    Posted on 10 October 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Lingering at Union Station, and Links

    We have settled into this new season. It is threads of golden light. Apples with a breath of cinnamon rest low and slow on the stove top. Read more

    Posted on 30 September 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY