Margo’s grand tour

Margo’s grand tour

Our first grandchild rolled into town this week for a visit we've been planning with mounting anticipation since the day she was born. And, even with all that advanced hoopla, she has outshined her reviews. You might expect a little diva behavior from someone who has had three songs rewritten in her honor and whose [...]

Family hug!

Family hug!

Back in the earlier innings of my parenting game, we used to call out “family hug” from any room in the house and everyone would come running for a squeeze. Any member could call it, and every member responded (some of those middle schoolers came with their eyes rolling hard. But they came!) That’s what [...]

A Thanksgiving sunset over Lake Harriet

A Thanksgiving sunset over Lake Harriet

The sun set brilliantly over Lake Harriet yesterday as we took a brisk post-meal, pre-dessert walk. I am grateful for beautiful sunsets and people who appreciate them as much as I do. I am also grateful for a quirky daughter who set brilliantly the dinner table in her Minnesota apartment with astonishingly delicious, mostly foraged [...]