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    “The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations.”

    Eli Khamarov

    When I drop Pip off at Daisytree pre-school two mornings a week, it provides Fig and I with a two-hour chunk of one-on-one time. During the week-long Spring Break, Fig demonstrated a few negative, […]

    A Conspiracy of Love

    “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”

    – Hamilton Wright Mabi

    Now that I have an opportunity to write, I’m realizing that I really missed my daily postings last week! It reminds me of when I moved away from home to go to the […]


    “There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.”

    Minnie Aumonier

    We went for a gorgeous, fall walk in the forest and Fig had a spill. She tripped on a root and rolled, head-over-heels, in beautiful form. It […]

    My Self

    “The finest thing in the world is knowing how to belong to oneself.”

    Michel de Montaigne, Of Solitude

    I heard about a hand-drumming workshop at Joe’s Garage last week. A fabulous Mexican drummer named Candido was in town with his band, and he was willing to share his skills with […]

    The Cheese Factor

    “A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.”

    Charles Gordy

    I captured better photographs of Fig before she could speak.

    At some point, somebody, (it couldn’t possibly have been me,) taught Fig and Pip to say, “cheese,” when a photograph is being […]