Sickly Full

Who else has over done on the calories these last few days? I'm sure I'm not alone. Too much pie. Too much candy. Too much bouillabaisse. What? Bouillabaisse? Yes, we have that on X-mas eve at our house. Why? Because it's delicious and decadent, much like the holidays themselves. Now remember, before Christ came along, … Continue reading Sickly Full

A Mother’s Life with Boys

Yvonne flopped back into the pillows, eyes closing before her head met the feathers, a groan escaping as she laid her hands on her belly. What the hell was this, ‘perimenopause’ (whatever that meant) or fibroids in her uterus? These cramps were like something from a Stephen King novel--she hurt from her lower ribs to … Continue reading A Mother’s Life with Boys

Organizing Chaos

Ah, Chaos, you mighty force of the universe against which humans have struggled for thousands of years--can you be organized? Whether its turning a wild, untamed wilderness into neat log-houses and gardens, or trying to pin down the nature of the wily quantum particle, we humans seem to think we can organize ourselves into a … Continue reading Organizing Chaos

5th grade math: personal essay and catharsis

Now, I did tell you all in my post about grant budgets that math wasn’t my strong suit, though I am capable of using Excel and even some complex formulas—algebra is alright in a tightly controlled environment, but I’d never want to meet it on a dark night in a blind alley. But today, my … Continue reading 5th grade math: personal essay and catharsis