Thoughts on books, family, and life in one impressive package.

See ya, 2020; hello 2021!

As I sit here in my new house, surrounded by my family with the sounds of two slumbering dogs and Hozier playing on the speakers, I am of two minds about 2020. On the one hand, there is no doubt it was an unusual and sometimes difficult year. On the other hand, there...

Jo Rowling is a horrible person

Like millions of other readers around the world, Jo Rowling’s Harry Potter series had a profound impact on my life. Unlike so many readers, Harry Potter and his friends defined my parenthood. You see, I discovered the series right after giving birth to Connor....

Yep. Still Alive.

It has been a few weeks since I last posted, and what a few weeks it has been. When last I posted, I mentioned that we were going to downsize. This meant getting our house ready for selling, which confirmed why we need to downsize. Between Holly and me, we went...

Thoughts during self-isolation

I love not working. I’m good at not working. I was made for not working. I don’t love not working when the rest of my family is home. I have yet to determine why their presence hinders my ability to do the things I want to get done around the house, but it...

In which my world explodes

Folks, it’s been a week. Hell, it’s been a year. I started it out with every intention of being more present, more aware, and more careful about avoiding extraneous stress at work. I knew I did not want to live life like I had through most of 2019 and made...

Who Would You Cast?

Holly’s English class is finishing up their discussion of To Kill A Mockingbird this week by watching the classic movie with Gregory Peck. Holly and I have held many a discussion about the book and now the movie because I was curious about her thoughts. While...