Like Wildfire

This week has passed like wildfire. When I say that, I mean this terribly slow week has been overcome with the smoke of a nearby wildfire, making it even more tediously long and tough to get through. I didn’t know wildfires were an issue in southwest Florida, but apparently when you have a dry season, … More Like Wildfire

Small Victories

Last weekend I ran a 5K. Not a big deal, right? I am the least athletic person I know, and if you asked me why I decided to run a race, I couldn’t possibly tell you. I don’t know what came over me. But it happened maybe a year ago. I put it on a … More Small Victories

Baby No More

There are nine of us children in my family. Seven boys, two girls, and a set of twins in that mix. As the second oldest, I was pretty much used to there always being a baby in the family. Or at least a toddler. By the time the toddlers were just “little kids” there was … More Baby No More

ITS OFFICIAL!

Anyone who has been reading here for any duration is probably sick of all the plans I make that either fall through, or that I don’t follow up on. Today is the day I finally write about something that is certainly, definitely, beyond the shadow of a doubt HAPPENING. WE BOUGHT FLIGHTS FOR THE CAMINO! My sister … More ITS OFFICIAL!

Priorities

I’m not very good at prioritizing. I can’t seem to make the time for Netflix, for instance, but I’ll go run 5K for fun at night. I can’t hang out with everyone I know, but I’ve been biking places lately, just because. I can’t force myself to spend five minutes blogging, but I’ll doodle in … More Priorities

Once again

It seems that it’s that time of year again. I’ve fought the last month or so of going stir crazy quite well, I think. No crazy hair cuts (yet), no running away, no bad poetry written. But it’s that time of year for me.  It doesn’t help much that I’ve spent the past week investigating … More Once again

Amusement

I’m always amused by the things that come out of my students’ mouths. Today: Kid 1: “Last night I told my mom about how sound waves have crests and troughs and when there is a high frequency there is a higher pitch. And she said where did you learn that?! and I said at school! and … More Amusement