Sonnet VII

  Shall I compare you to a summer sunrise? You are more fiery and fair. Illuminating more flowers with your chocolate eyes Shining more through your glossy hair.       Shall I rather compare you to a lunar eclipse? Poet, philosopher, work of art. Profound questions wax more from your lips. More shadow covers … Continue reading Sonnet VII

On President’s Day: A Poem

Pardon me a moment; I’ve got something to say. Shhh, honey, don’t interrupt. Mommy’s talking; Now, what was I saying? Oh, yes. I want a woman president today!     I want a president who knows firsthand How to maintain professionalism On a conference call from home While wiping a child’s runny nose. Her decisions … Continue reading On President’s Day: A Poem

Is there a Santa?

To Giovanni: This is the first of many mornings for the rest of your life that you will be called on to wake up and believe. To believe in that which all evidence, precedent and rational thought tells you is not true. Is there a Santa? Well, what I can tell you is that, no, … Continue reading Is there a Santa?

Putting Up the Temporary Outdoor Kitchen: Part One

That's it! That's it! I'm outta here. If you've been following our mouse saga, you know I have not yet figured out how to build a better mouse trap to humanely and successfully capture the squatters in our RV. After finding mouse poop IN CELESTE'S BED, I finally admitted defeat and ceded victory to the … Continue reading Putting Up the Temporary Outdoor Kitchen: Part One

Death by Mountain Lion

People ask me if I’m afraid to live with my kids out in the woods with all the dangers. Aren't I afraid of mountain lions? I guess people don’t stop to think how much more danger they put their kids in by driving them to soccer practice. In fact, nobody, not one single person, has … Continue reading Death by Mountain Lion

Raising DIY People

You know what's the best thing about doing it uneven? You can't make a mistake." —Stella, 10   That's what Stella told me yesterday when she decided to cut her own hair. She figured she would give herself an uneven style because that would be interesting and different and very Stella-ish. Most kids have cut … Continue reading Raising DIY People