Archive for December, 2008

I caught wind that there was going to be a wrap party at the North Pole last night. Ty was coming along. We followed the super secret directions and found Santa’s workshop in a large warehouse at the south end of Seattle. Upon entering, it was evident that the elves have already been hard at […]


Moving Piles

07Dec08

A tweet from Rob McNealy this afternoon stuck with me: “Bottom drops out of recycling industry.”  While I am concerned about our planet’s wellbeing, I’ve always been skeptical about the recycling industry in the U.S. I dutifully clean and sort my recyclables, pay a monthly fee to Waste Management for them to pick up the […]


Morning Routine

02Dec08

(This is a random piece I wrote back in June 2008, with the thought that I’d include it in my blog someday.) Every school day morning, I help Ty get ready for the day. There have been a few more steps involved since his wrist became injured. First, I knock on his bedroom door to […]


Happy Birthday

01Dec08

I had spent a lot of time thinking about this new adventure — trying to choose a name for it, imagining what it will look like, wondering if it will project or even amplify some of my idiosyncrasies. On the night of November 30, while making banana-chocolate-chip-walnut bread, I was watching the time. It was […]