April 2015

Surprised by Spring

I’ve watched the red squirrels and the black lab dance through the narrow flower beds over the past several weeks, convinced that every round paw print, every hole dug with tiny little squirrel feet, was driving my broccoli and lettuce and kale and pea and spinach seeds further away from the possibility of sprouting. The […] Read more

Blessing and Cursing: About Our Tongues

Last weekend, I was in the upstairs bathroom getting myself ready for the day when I heard one of the boys yelling from his room. He didn’t know I was listening. “I got five kills, two knife kills, in like three seconds,” he shouted to his brother, who was audibly impressed with the rundown. As […] Read more