Month: April 2014

Poetry: Roald Dahl (again)


*As I was searching through my drafts pile, I found this old post from June 2011. That’s TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN. I have no idea why I didn’t post it. Here goes: The kids and I are still reading a bit of Vile Verses every… Continue Reading “Poetry: Roald Dahl (again)”

My Storm Prep in 15 Steps


Step 1: Watch & read weather reports until you’ve grasped the storms’ timelines. Step 2: Make sure all necessary communication devices are fully charged. Step 3: Gather supplies, including water, batteries, flashlights, non-perishable food, whistles, bike helmets. Step 4: Check the weather report one… Continue Reading “My Storm Prep in 15 Steps”

Not a Prepper


A friendly note to readers: You may want to skip along if you’re looking to have your thoughts provoked. If you’re in the mood for mundane, journal-type blogging, well, you’ve come to the right url. Welcome to my weekend. Friday consisted of the usual… Continue Reading “Not a Prepper”

I’m a little excited


For the first decade of our marriage, my dear husband refused to agree to take our family camping. In fact, this conversation became a running joke between us: Me: Hey! You know what would be fun? Karl: Let me guess…CAMPING? Me: Yes! Karl: NO.… Continue Reading “I’m a little excited”

Pretty Pine


(crappy iPhone pic) As I was hiking Sunday afternoon, I glanced up to look at the sky. The clouds had cleared to reveal a robin-egg blue. I was thinking about what a nice day it was when something happened that I never expected: I… Continue Reading “Pretty Pine”

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