Sign In Here

Sign In Here

The kids were off to school, crazed about Halloween (Jaden: “Is it today?” Me: “No.” Jaden: “Is it the weekend?” Me: “No, it’s Monday.”) In the couple minutes before my…

Fall, Falls, Falling

Fall, Falls, Falling

Halloween and Daylight Savings time are sneaking up on us. Disney on Ice featured Cars, the Little Mermaid, and Toy Story. Actual cars, or actual model cars, zooming around the…

One Small Success

One Small Success

A few weekends ago Jay gave me the wonderful gift of wrangling the kids while I did a daylong yoga retreat. It was unbelievably nice to have 8 hours at Green Gulch…

Take Me to the River

Take Me to the River

I’ve always felt at home in the water, refreshed, reconnected to something at my core. In Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements, there’s this great passage: Whatever the root of Biddy’s affinity…

Time, Again

Time, Again

I knew this would happen eventually, just not so soon. It was so appropriate it happened the night I went to see Boyhood, the lovely, lyrical film by Richard Linklater. It’s a…

My Four Year Old’s Art Photos

My Four Year Old’s Art Photos

I’m not sure these photos Jaden took today require much explanation. This is slightly more than half the images he took. The beauty can’t be random, can it?  

Crying in Office Depot Aisle 8

Crying in Office Depot Aisle 8

Back to school! Second grade started Wednesday and I dragged Shayla clothes shopping and to get a haircut, rituals that feel as important as they are trivial. Why do we buy…

Disaster Avoided, Again

Disaster Avoided, Again

A long, rolling shake woke us this morning, a mild but persistent earthquake. Google says it was a 6.0 near Vallejo. It must have felt big there, but I’m not…

Our Historian

Our Historian

It’s been a year since we got married, and following a tradition I’ve heard about but never known anyone to actually do, we defrosted the top layer of our wedding cake and…

Both Here and There

Both Here and There

I was startled looking at the Target check-out belt: skateboard, knee- and elbow-pads, and pullup diapers, all for the same kid. It terrifies me thinking of Jaden, my about-to-be-4-year-old, zipping around…