there are places

I wrote a blog entry when both my children were in high school, about how parenting is a series of good-byes. And in reality, the truer statement might be that life is a series of good-byes. People and places we love and care for. Which eventually, often times more than once, we have to tearfully … More there are places

here

She sits and types away. College essays. Twelfth grade. I remember 12 years ago. We were contemplating moving here. Lexington, Kentucky. I did not want to. Not because I don’t like Lexington. But because it didn’t seem right. We’d tried it before. Twice. Third time wasn’t a charm. Or maybe it was. Because I’m still … More here

mail

Yesterday’s mail was a bit bizarre.  Not that I received anything odd, in and of itself.  Here’s the rundown: I received an expected and much anticipated small package from my daughter, a foreign exchange student who currently resides in the Czech Republic. Secondly, the mail contained a large envelope addressed to my daughter from Reed … More mail

what to expect?

I’m having a difficult time coming up with anything to write.  I have ideas, but when I try to express them, they sound too opinionated, too journalistic, too {I’m not sure what} for a blog entry. Society is consumed with the female “M’s” right now.  What in heaven’s name is wrong with Miley and whether … More what to expect?

the day between

June 9, which was yesterday, is my wedding anniversary.  Tomorrow, June 11, is my daughter’s fifteenth birthday. Today is June 10, which I’ve labeled [the day between].  Truthfully, it’s not just any day, it’s the anniversary of the day in 1990 when I graduated college. In a small way, it seems significant to me that … More the day between

le plan

I like to have a plan.  Self admittedly, I’m not the most organized person in the world.  Yet, I like to know what’s ahead.  I can go with the flow.  I can be impulsive.  But I’d rather know what to expect.  At least in a skeleton format.  Give me a guide, please. When I was … More le plan

navigators and explorers

When I was a student, I enjoyed hearing the stories about explorers.  Remember?  Columbus, Magellan, Ponce de Leon, Balboa, Cabot, etc.  This week after school my daughter began participating in high school soccer conditioning. This is a new thing.  She hasn’t played organized soccer in years.  Apparently her school’s team isn’t that great [only what … More navigators and explorers