• Island Life
  • The First Day of Spring

    This morning, I rose intending to drive the kids to school and then take a walk on the beach. It is the first day of spring, after all. Then, as I left the house, I was hit with weather, as in dark, cloud-filled skies, strong gusts of wind, and air heavy with the promise of […]

  • Island Life
  • No One Does Romance Like We Do

    Last Saturday night, LCB and I sat on the couch, listening for the sounds that would signal that all three kids were finally in bed. LCB attempted to cultivate a romantic atmosphere between us by pouring me a glass of wine and talking softly. I made his job easier by only half paying attention while […]

  • Parenting
  • Parental Hits

    LCB and I both took parental hits last week, during the winter storm that froze the alligators in North Carolina and left us considering a move to the equator. LCB took his parental hit by deciding to pull out all his old winter clothes, circa The Early Chicago Years of Our Marriage. Early on in […]