Lessons from Turtles

Lessons from Turtles

I spent the weekend with friends with an adorable baby.  Little Wesley spent the weekend, when he was not charming the rest of us, following his mom around.  When he looked up, the first thing he did was look for her.  If she was in the room, he calmed...
Heaven

Heaven

Dragon and Isabelle became friends in 2nd grade, in Mrs. Falcinella’s class. This year, Isabelle will be a senior in high school, as Dragon would have been. A big year, just a step shy of college. Isabelle emailed me recently.  She worked on and finished a...
Annual Check Up

Annual Check Up

Hannah had her annual “well-baby check up” today.  You know, the one you take your kid to every year around her birthday.  15 years old and over 5’8” – almost half a foot taller than me — Hannah is in the top 96% for height, 79% for weight,...
Old School

Old School

One of the things I treasure most of Dragon’s is his last Spotify playlist. Each one of those songs brings back specific times with Dragon. Dragon would blast “Sail” every night coming back from water polo at Northwood High School. “Hero”...
A Thousand Winds

A Thousand Winds

Happy Easter weekend, everybody.  I know many of you were on vacation this week, enjoying Hawaii, Italy, Korea.  I hope you had a wonderful time and are getting home safely.  We were in Korea during this Spring Break week in 2014.  That same...
Desert Wildflowers

Desert Wildflowers

California has been in a devastating drought for the last few years. The wildflowers in the desert love the water, but because of our drought, for the longest time, the spring bloom has been sparse. This year, the rains finally came. This year, they said, it would be...