(As often, a string of loosely connected, incomplete thoughts follows.) 1 The soup? It has a strange, impossible name. And it would be delicious, as the folktale goes, if only for a few carrots -- a bit of garnish, which a passerby is happy to offer in exchange for an invitation to return later, when … Continue reading How to make soup.
I'm writing this post at my writing table, which for most of its life has been a kitchen or dining table and bears all the markings to prove it. I'm writing in one draft, so there are sure to be typos and incomplete thoughts. Under the table, a big baby of a dog, all hundred … Continue reading How to weather a storm.
Let's take a trip back in time. Four days before I delivered my (feisty, independent, brave) daughter, in the fall of 2003, I waddled onto a stage to speak at a local conference on early childhood development. Over the year or so leading up to that date I had been working with a coalition of … Continue reading Resolve and resilience.
When your close friends help your community outreach, it's encouraging. When someone you hardly know helps, it's humbling. Thanks, Jessica, for the reminder that volunteer blood donors help real patients in real places everywhere, every day. Give the Gift of Life This Holiday Season.... GIVE BLOOD!.