When the County Fair Surprises You (Write Every Day, 20)

Temps have been hitting well over 100 degrees around here lately, so when they dipped down to the 80’s late yesterday afternoon, my husband and I decided it was time to head to the fair. It would just be the two of us this time, though.  Our girls have grown into busy, independent teens.  The…

My Summer Promise: Write. Every. Day.

When I first started this little blog, my attempt was to write every day, my seat in a seat. That didn’t quite pan out as I had planned, although I did manage to put out a few pieces here and there.  Truth is, teaching middle school kids and parenting teenagers uses up all my creative…

Where there’s a will . . .

I was so excited when I got tickets to BEAUTIFUL in SF. And then this happened: 6:45 PM Friday night — My daughter and I were just about to watch a movie after eating take-out. It was a long week getting my classroom ready so I was looking forward to time with my rising college…

The Summer of ’16 is Sailing By

The other day, on a day trip to lovely Capitola, we watched a little electric boat being sailed by a quiet boy who stood at the water’s edge. We watched as he motored around, every now and then his boat catching a gentle breeze which took it in a different direction, one not of his…