Here Comes Goodbye

Here Comes Goodbye

She drove my car way more often than I did this summer, and borrowed my clothes as a matter of course. "Hey, is that my...?" I'd asked. "Yes, it is!" she'd answer cheerfully as she headed out the door. She left coffee grounds in her press on the kitchen counter and piled shoes by the [...]

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

My daughter would like her name back and I've been trying all summer to give it to her. I chose it carefully in 1998 -- Mary Margaret, after her two grandmothers, nicknamed Molly because her grandmothers happened to have two of the holiest names in the Bible and we wanted our daughter to have some [...]

W stands for Whew! (and Whirlwind! and Wisconsin! and Weekend!)

I found myself in seven different cities this weekend, on a wonderful, whirlwind weekend celebrating everything we love about summer. We started Friday morning in Cecil, Wisconsin, where I led a hike through the Wisconsin Woods, despite a True Grit tumble into (cover your eyes, squeamish readers) a snake hole! (It may have been more [...]