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 […]
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” Ben Franklin Wishing you all the peace and betterment the new year can bring. Happy New Year!
‘Tis the week before Christmas, and all through the island house, all the creatures are stirring and have already accomplished the following: Baked Christmas cookies twice Shopped with a ten-year-old girl for another ten-year-old girl (a harrowing and laborious feat) Attended one Christmas party Missed one Christmas party (long story) Discovered, after all our paring […]
Over Thanksgiving weekend, Baby-Girl and I did some shopping. This is not our typical holiday weekend practice, but the three boys decided to go camping and left us to our own devices for a whole weekend, so Saturday found us hitting all the island shops, scouting out, among other things, coastal Christmas ornaments. Given that […]
Maybe it’s just my imagination, but the shrimp boats always seem to be the most prevalent near our shoreline right around Thanksgiving. I watch them at dawn, the sun rising fire-like behind them, and in the afternoon, as they travel through the sun’s white path across the waves. At dusk, I watch their lights turn […]