“Blue skies smilin’ at me

Nothing but blue skies, do I see Blue days all of them gone Nothin’ but blue skies from now on” I have been singing this to baby girl lately. It adds an element of playfulness and starts our day with … Continue reading

Not Yet

It’s just another manic Monday, and again I awake from the same nightmare where instead of being inspired or convinced of a revelatory prophecy of some grandeur course of action, I continue to hear the tawdry banter and despicable show.It’s … Continue reading

Fare Thee Well

“Your hips inspire me,” I hear a voice from behind. I smiled and took the compliment graciously, but couldn’t take it to heart wholeheartedly after all it’s about perspective and from what I have seen and grown to know so … Continue reading

A Little Broken

This abrupt shift has rustled me more so than the others—so consuming and momentous this displacement intertwined with a sense of duty has left me groggy. This lofty pursuit to find the nest that will end all moves has left … Continue reading

In the Heart of the Country

Plucky and spirited nearly all the time, baby bear has kept me from going off the deep end. “What’s this?” she asks frequently as her tiny digit points to whatever she is inquiring about.  Her nonchalance to our situation and … Continue reading

Fish and Toes

Oops we did it again. Another move with more to purge and some things to store until we settle our feet in this new part of the country. The air so dense of moisture it suffocates us. We trudge through … Continue reading

People come and people go.

We are always coming and going. Usually swiftly, humdrum-like with a few whispering goodbyes to neighbors, coworkers and friends made along the way.But on a couple of occasions we tendered our adios purposefully loud. (Read: A few needed to be … Continue reading

Tutus, tiaras and tinted toe nails

“Are you a smart cookie?” I hear middle bear ask baby bear. I turned to witness her nodding head implying “Why yes, I am!” She certainly is a sharp one and knows how to beat the heat. While most of … Continue reading

Easy Does It

I think of our nest as a living organism essential for our enjoyment and growth. Keeping it fresh with little touches like these chairs…finally I was brave enough to stage furniture on the balcony since baby bear is developing a … Continue reading

Fish Killers

Forgive us Father for we have killed the soon-to-be-vanished halibut that use to swim so abundantly in our waters. Our once happy ecosystems have whirled into a chaotic frenzy and we took out four of them in half a day’s … Continue reading