We so often experience something for the last time without realizing it. I’m thankful for this set of #MondayMemories. Continue reading One year ago yesterday
I’m finding that haiku is a surprisingly helpful tool for getting memories on the page. Here’s one about a tooth … and the Easter bunny.
#MondayMemories Continue reading Haiku, memoir and the Easter bunny
Where do these memories come from? Today I woke up thinking about a young girl from Laos … I last saw her forty years ago — but I visited her once-upon-a-time house today.
#MondayMemories Continue reading Recalling Maria
Watching Leo’s coat change caused me to reflect that hardships do more than challenge us … Continue reading Beauty from challenge
March 3 — Girls’ Day — dismayed me, as a newly divorced woman in Japan. But it probably also helped me find my unexpected path toward parenthood. Continue reading Happy Girls’ Day
A snap decision or comment can have a major impact on our lives. So can a few snowflakes. (Thank goodness!) #MondayMemories Continue reading Second-chance snow
Sometimes it’s fun to go back to the beginning. Here’s one of the first versions of masala chai I experimented with back in 2007 or 2008. Continue reading Make your own masala chai
Even a couple of months ago, I had no plan to take up skijoring, but today, Leo and I have proven you can teach middle-age dogs and women new tricks! Continue reading Worth the quarter century wait (skijoring, take 3)
Leo reveals how my decision to choose “correctness” over convention has created an unexpected challenge in our training to become a skijoring duo. Continue reading When being right goes wrong (skijoring, take 2)
Since our move from Washington to Minnesota, Leo the dog has proven to be the most enthusiastic adopter of a life lived at the front of the house. Continue reading Living out in front