True North

Not so long ago, I wrote about community, about gathering together to shine a little light. Like families, some communities exist because of proximity, or a specific current urgency (an election, for example), or because of existing relationships, or because you fall in and they love you and keep you and why would you want… Continue reading True North

Area Woman Has Cold Hands

Teen Demolishes Mother in Battle of Musical Earworms In a entirely expected triumph, clever Teen (16) overcame predictable Mom (50) in a battle of the earworms early this morning. Mom came out strong in the first hours of the morning with the Carpenters' "Close to You," but she was easily bested by Teen's "You'll be Back,"… Continue reading Area Woman Has Cold Hands

If there’s one thing you can count on…

https://i.imgur.com/iMt9E.jpg Mt. Erebus, photo by Anthony Powell ... come November, if I'm writing here, I'm going to mention that chilly word: Antarctica. So here we are, and the story this time is Ernest Shackleton's. Surely you've heard of him and his polar exploits: his farthest south (along with our old friends Scott and Wilson) as… Continue reading If there’s one thing you can count on…

Resting in this moment

October, it's not your fault that you live next door to November (rude neighbors, always shouting cold wind until late into the night, leaving their dead leaves and bare, broken twigs on your lawn, slamming their doors, scaring the birds. Entirely uncivilized behavior). I would wholeheartedly adore you otherwise. You're full of obvious charms that… Continue reading Resting in this moment