International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Sr. Winifred wasn't the nicest teacher I've ever had. She booted my 10-year old self from piano lessons permanently because she said I wasn't practicing enough, which I found terribly insulting (even if it was true). But, she taught me and my hooligan classmates to sing a simple round that sounded so beautiful when we [...]

Palindromes

Palindromes

In addition to being Super Bowl Sunday, which stubbornly takes place even when the Packers aren't playing in it, and Groundhog Day, a holiday our family has embraced with procrastinating pleasure, yesterday was also a palindrome 02/02/2020. It's the same forward and backward. Of course I love palindromes. I'm a mom. I have a niece [...]

Here’s to November, one of the best people I know

Here’s to November, one of the best people I know

I’m learning to love in November what I love and admire in most people I know. Stripped of October’s candy corn color and uncorrupted by December’s frantic glitz, November offers only this: gratitude. And that’s a lot. November is the friend you walk with on mornings so cold your eyes water and your nose runs [...]