Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

The Joseph I know earned his dream coat with astounding resiliency and an easy charm. We picked that cap and gown up the second it was available and he popped them on his head and around his shoulders immediately, then  strutted around our neighborhood. "I can't believe I graduated," he said repeatedly throughout the following [...]

Mother’s Day musings

Mother’s Day musings

I remain as amazed today as I was 33 years ago by the extraordinary gift of motherhood.  They weren’t perfect, thankfully, because who wants the pressure of raising a perfect child? But, my children’s mistakes stemmed from the chaos of their happy lives -- messy rooms because they were busy and could not be bothered [...]

A perfect pepper promise

A perfect pepper promise

Even on the grayest days, we have a cheerful reminder that neither spring nor love ever fails, though sometimes they do take their time. We have other reminders too -- that challenged roots grow deep, tiny shoots are stronger than they look, basil makes everything taste better and grandparent vigilance stands eternal. All this because [...]