Posted in February 2013

six things: the round house

six things: the round house

I recently finished Louise Erdrich’s The Round House and was blown away by the story and the emotions she was able to convey on the page.  Here are six things that I loved about it: 1.  The pain of the characters was evident in the words. So frequently, we are told how the characters feel, … Continue reading

a day at the zoo

a day at the zoo

The thing about contemplating a move is when you realize how much you are leaving. A new town seems so bright and shiny and full of promise. A new house, a new school, a new start. But then you look around you and realize how much you love the comfortable present—the well-worn path to school … Continue reading

valentine’s day

valentine’s day

This is the first year that my kids don’t want to make valentines with me. It all started on a whim one year, when my daughter was sick in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day and I needed something to entertain her. Since then, the kids and I have made this the one big … Continue reading