Okay so I’m sitting here in the entry way to yet another school that could be an option for kindergarten. Pre-school and pre-K were basically a bust and I don’t want to blow it with kindergarten. When my top choice pre-school was full, we opted for a Catholic school that, while it covered all the […]Read More School Sux part 2
I had a whole crazy week this past week. I started a new job and kept my old job so now I have two part time jobs, and while lots of things about that are exactly what I want, starting a new job is always stressful. It’s uphill. It’s learning new expectations, new organizational principles, […]Read More kicking open my heart
It’s Holy Saturday. A dog is barking outside and there is a substantial wind. The curtains billow around the open window. C is playing in his room, creating race tracks and drumming symphonies, all while suffering an unpleasant cough. Dave is sleeping late, by which I mean past 7:30. I’m sitting at my computer trying […]Read More Holy week and the gift from my youth
I saw these people on the subway. This really, beautiful woman, black woman, her sleeping baby in a carriage. She was sitting there with her husband, her significant. They were arguing about his mother, his mother’s place in their lives, his mother’s expectations, his mother’s involvement in their child’s life. And he wouldn’t listen, he […]Read More What are we even doing?
I was listening to a report on NPR about the destruction of Palestinian home. A mom and her family were standing outside the rubble. A reporter asked her “what will you do now? Where will you go? Where will you house your family now?” And the distraught mother replied “I tell my children God will […]Read More We don’t talk about Heaven
Over the weekend a twelve year old boy was shot and killed by police officers in a park in Cleveland. In a playground. Where he was playing with his friends. He had a toy gun, so some do-gooder onlooker called 911, and said “it might be a toy, but he has a gun,” or words […]Read More Talking to my 4 yr old about the murder of a 12 yr old
Some people I know on Facebook got engaged. Everybody liked it, I liked it. They are smiling in their picture. They are happy. They are gleeful that they have this chance to begin together. Once upon a time, I myself began in a similar way, but without the photos, and without anybody liking it very […]Read More Watching people begin