Halloween: an ancient tradition in which the villagers spend too much time thinking about and making costumes for their kids, running around to all the craft stores in town and neglecting household chores. Halloween is an interesting holiday, another one … Read More »
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Yes, I am very thankful, for so many wonderful things in my life. It helps to have this day in November, one the craziest and busiest work months for me, to pause and think about what’s right. … Read More »
Nothing says “Perfect Halloween” like making costumes, eating too much candy, and throwing a temper tantrum. Darin and Oscar had a good time, too. We went as the main voting demographic of the current election: That’s right, mindless, flesh-eating undead … Read More »
Today was a good day. No parades or fireworks. No traveling. When you grow up in a state where wildfires ravage the forests and deserts every summer and there is a perpetual water shortage, fireworks are not the norm. In … Read More »
Due to holiday travel, a family funeral, and getting ready for teaching my spring semester classes, this blog has been terribly neglected. But I promise more frequent posting (and cute Oscar pics) in the coming year.
I had high hopes for this Halloween, Oscar’s first. Having a baby has renewed my sense of excitement about the holidays; normally I am something of a scrooge. This Halloween I imagined finding the perfect costume for Oscar, getting a … Read More »