This Valentine’s Day, our family is feeling all the loves that a family can feel while engaged in high fevers, sore throats, and hacking coughs. Sadly, there is little romance (or chocolate or fine wine) to speak of in these here parts today. So instead, I’ll leave you with a picture of what Baby-Girl thought, […]
You’ve probably heard a version of the story of Captain James Lawrence, the American naval officer who, during a battle in the War of 1812, reportedly told his men “Don’t give up the ship!” as he lay dying of his wounds. In my opinion, this seems part glorious and part stupid, with the size of […]
I sometimes think my vision of the sea is the clearest thing I own. Sylvia Plath For other thoughts on the sea, see #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, and #18.
When I was a child, I decided to dig a tunnel to China. Tales of the endeavor’s high failure rates had reached my ears, but I reasoned this was due to a lack of tenacity and perhaps to digging too close to the earth’s hot center. So if I just kept digging, I reasoned, and […]