Picking Up Where We Left Off

I swear, my time away was by accident. I’m back now, after forever — although I’m not sure I’m ready.  My hiatus from my tiny blog was more a product of overwhelm than any quieting of the soul, nurturing of the spirit. Kind of like hiding. This past January, we quickly made the decision to…

Summer brain and the start of a new school year

I’m such a cliche.  After having spent the whole week thinking today was my wedding anniversary, I actually looked at the calendar.  It’s tomorrow.  It’s not that I didn’t know the date we got married; it’s that I didn’t know what today’s date was.  I’m blaming it on summer brain. Summer brain is the heavy…

Finally easing into summer (Write Every Day 28)

I have no words. None. This isn’t writer’s block.  It’s something else. I thought finding something to write for a straight 30 days would be challenging, and it was, but up until this morning, I always found in the morning that I had something to say. This morning, my mind is blank. I have nothing…

Back “home” in Kauai: Day 1 (Write Every Day, 26)

The wind is howling and the skies are stormy, but it’s Kauai and I’m sitting on the lanai, enjoying how the skies light up over the ocean.  Yesterday was a long travel day, and we sat on the tarmac for 2 hours before take-off, but the flight was smooth. And worth it. We’ve come here…

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…

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…

Disneyland: Finding Magic and Wonder

  With one of my daughters busy with summer internships and getting ready to go off to college in just a month, we weren’t able to plan any family vacation time this year — which means I’ve been on a mission to escape the stresses of the world in small summery chunks.  This week it…