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  • Spring Cleaning

    On my hands and knees, I plant my palms in the earth and claw with my fingertips clumps of dirt back and forth until big chunks become fine grain. Head down,... Read more

    Posted on 17 April 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Pasta, Glaze, and Muffins. Spring Recipes

    I was in a bit of a cooking and baking rut. Braised, roasted, soups, apples, potatoes. Tired. This past week I bought pounds of strawberries and my second bag o... Read more

    Posted on 06 April 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Heart Open

    {from the archives. last spring.}Yesterday was yoga class. There were no teary eyes, no felt release of something too big to be contained inside this time. In... Read more

    Posted on 03 April 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Saturday Morning Things

    Saturday morning. Cinnamon rolls baking and organic breakfast sausage sizzling on the stove top. Latte in my cup, full. I slept later than the kiddos this... Read more

    Posted on 29 March 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Back to Center, Humble.

    We were on the way to school this morning. Stopped at a red light, Sully asks me what ash is. I explain to him, using logs on a fire burning to ash, as an... Read more

    Posted on 27 March 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Just an Old Sweet Song

    The air is alive, its pulse palpable. A cloak of orange and mist. Spanish moss rocks back and forth like a soft lullaby. I close my eyes and go right back to... Read more

    Posted on 23 March 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Process

    I've been all tangled up lately. One night I go to bed and feel contentment wash over me. The next night I go to bed and feel fire breathing near my ear,... Read more

    Posted on 20 March 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Hello

    I'm starting this week with another kiddo home with me. Down with low-grade fever and sore throat. Our family health has been bad since basically the first... Read more

    Posted on 10 March 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • My Treasure

    A sure sign at our house that spring is right around the corner is Theo's birthday. He recently wrote up a guest list for his birthday party and delivered it... Read more

    Posted on 08 March 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Wondered Up

    I pull back the curtains this morning. Grey. Snow. Oh lord. I slip back into bed and pull toasty covers right back up. And pick up Rich before making coffee. Read more

    Posted on 02 March 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Monday Morning

    Third time this morning I filled my small clay cup with thin drip coffee and milk; not my rich red-black espresso norm. Up off and on all night with the littles... Read more

    Posted on 24 February 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • (But It Was.)

    Hot spring mineral curly hair.I'm home and feel like I just came in from the wild for days and days. Although it wasn't quite like that. My authentic self, I ca... Read more

    Posted on 22 February 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Whole

    I was driving Sully to school this morning. We were stopped at a red light. I looked in my rear view mirror and saw a woman driving a silver Prius behind us. Sh... Read more

    Posted on 07 February 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Lull (in a Mostly Good Way)

    Last night a familiar feeling came. It inched its way inside and then I clearly saw it: Winter's pause. We are cold and needy deep in our bones for warmth and... Read more

    Posted on 01 February 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Dream

    I had a dream last night about a pair of eagles. They were nesting in a tree next to our house. Vividly, I saw them flying, carrying bits and pieces of earth.... Read more

    Posted on 22 January 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • For the Last Two Days, and All the Days

    My children were both sick with the stomach flu recently. First Sully got it, throwing up all throughout the middle of the night; linens circulating in the... Read more

    Posted on 20 January 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Pearl Hunting

    I am a girl made of warm white sand and shells. At a very young age, I understood that the moon and tide held power over my life. Read more

    Posted on 12 January 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • It's Sunday Morning...

    It's Sunday morning, snowing. My body has been sending me every sign that heavy cream, butter, wine sauces, meat, and sugar must cease and yet I retreat to my... Read more

    Posted on 05 January 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Toasty

    Eleven days ago I shut my computer down with a giant exhale. One of the gifts I decided to give to myself this Christmas was a fast for my always hungry mind. Read more

    Posted on 31 December 2013 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Same Wind

    It's early afternoon and we're sitting at the dining room table. I'm staring off into the open space of the day while Sully draws himself with Spider Man... Read more

    Posted on 16 December 2013 DIARIES, FAMILY