Play

It’s the end of September and unseasonably warm. Not just warm, but hot. After a brief glimpse of Autumn, the heat and humidity of Summer burst back in the door like a bully. Intent on not being forgotten. Sweat rolls down my back as I organize the garden shed. I finished building it a few … Continue reading Play

Log cabin

“Wait, come back! You forgot to say bye.” I call Cece back to me as she starts walking through the door. She’s heading in to the school building a few blocks from our house. It’s time for her kindergarten early start program. “Oh!” She rushes back, gives a quick hug and kiss, and quickly turns … Continue reading Log cabin

Goggleworks Stairs

As I walk through the doors to the lobby of the Goggleworks building I'm presented with the latest art exhibition. Beautifully crafted cradles and other furniture are scattered around the large room. Every time I see the exposed brick and thick, heavy steel doors I can't help but think about what it must have looked … Continue reading Goggleworks Stairs

National Donut Day

“This is my favorite part!” The guy behind the counter places three marshmallows on the preparation table and lights up a blow torch.  Like a barista at a hipster coffee shop, he toasts the marshmallows with a kind of pride in his craft. They slowly start expanding, and every so often catch a small flame. … Continue reading National Donut Day

Fossils

“This one is a big shell!” The youngest is taking his mid-day nap in the camper. The weather outside finally broke from the cold rain we’ve had all week. Blue skies with a warm sun shining through the paintbrush stroke clouds.  We’re outside finding things to do and suddenly there’s an impromptu scavenger hunt for … Continue reading Fossils