June 17, 2021

Going Broody

There is a chick living under my husband’s desk. How it got there is a long story. Two things happened a few of months ago: my brother-in-law asked if we wanted his friend’s silkie chickens (which turned out not to be the COVID pets she had been hoping for) and Samantha started collecting abandoned duck […]

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At 10:10 PM

June 10, 2021

Recital Week 2021

Last week was recital week. Two of our daughters performed: one danced as a butterfly and a swan, the other portrayed water on the aerial silks. (“On the what?” you ask. It was something like this.) It was a long week – the girls were at the theater part or all of the day Tuesday […]

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At 02:16 PM

May 29, 2021

Summer Reading

Here, for your laughter and enjoyment, is my Completely Unreasonable Summer Reading List. I really do want to read all these books, not necessarily in this order. Preferably soon. Crime and Punishment (Dostoyevsky) (the second half) The Iliad (Homer) The Making of a Poem (Mark Strand, Eavan Boland) Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire (Susan Tan) […]

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At 09:22 PM

May 22, 2021

Safe Harbor

We did a silly thing. We went to a violin rehearsal, despite the flash flood warnings, with the thought that if the weather was really that bad, surely it would have been canceled. Trying to get home, and circling helplessly with all the other soggy cars on the south-west side of Lafayette, I was at […]

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At 09:01 AM

May 16, 2021

Growing Cobbler

The blackberries have come into their own. We planted a few unassuming cuttings given to us by a friend roughly a year ago, right at the beginning of quarantine, if I remember correctly. Our friend’s gardens are lush with life, so I had high hopes for any gift from her. We put too many plants […]

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At 01:11 PM


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