For a household in which only two family members exceed 4′ in height, it’s amazing how much there is to do. Appointments with doctors, dentists, and veterinarians, kindergarten registration, soccer, swim team practices and meets, work appointments, riding, and the list goes on. I’m a pretty big fan of our iPhone calendars for keeping track… Read More Where am I?? What’s going on??
A few years ago, an English teacher at Wellesley High School in my home state of Massachusetts delivered a rather “special” commencement address on the occasion of Wellesley’s graduation. While the message of David McCullough, Jr.’s speech was very funny, very memorable, and merits frequent repeating (watch the speech here), it has actually been McCullough’s… Read More On Commencing
This is Blue: This is Ivy: This is Blue Ivy: Well, it is, and it isn’t. I’ll explain. At the beginning of the summer, when Mark and I were still in the throes of our horse search, we found Blue (the horse) and his family. In my last post, I described seeing a couple horses… Read More Blue Ivy: horses, not Hip hop
On June 5, we tried a horse. We tried him in the hope that he would be the right horse to bring back home to the suburbs of Chicago, the newest member of our family. We tried a horse that day after having tried two others, neither of which were right for Mark and me.… Read More Finding Blue
Too few of us look at all.
The fortunes inside take-out Chinese food’s fortune cookies seem to get worse with every passing year. In fact, most of them aren’t even fortunes anymore. Usually, they’re statements about the eater’s character more than they are predictions for the future (Recently, I bit into “You are friendly and liked by most who know you.” It… Read More Fortune On-Point
This morning, a producer from Chicago’s CBS affiliate came to our kitchen for help with a piece on Keurig (and other one-cup) coffee makers. With the help of Loyola University Medical Center, she’s hoping to find out what sort of unwelcome flora might be growing in these handy little brewers. I’ve owned my Keurig since 2006 or… Read More Keurig Cooties?