A hike in the Woods

Devil’s Lake has become more than a state park to me: it’s become a second home in the summer.  I recently organized all of our photos over the years, taking those that had collected in various places – external hard drives, social media accounts, old cameras, and phones – and stored them on Google Photos….

Summer Nights and Long Walks

11pm and we’re settling down, Liam long asleep, and the fireflies dancing in the yard.  Summer is here and we have found our swing. It’s the constant balance of rest and rushing, where we finally collapse after the sunset. The full moon shines through the window.  There is peace. There is a calm. And it…

The Decision

Before I start, I should add that I don’t share this news lightly. It’s something I’ve considered for many years, watching the days on the calendar, watching the years, all the while knowing the possibilities on the horizon…  I have a breast cancer gene. One that my.mother most likely had, one that I carry with…

Summertime 

I recently read an article about how the assholes are right. You know those older women at the park that look wistfully at you with your young children and tell you to soak it all in. Because you’ll blink and they’ll be older.  And you chuckle because it’s crazy hard and your kid is smearing mud on…