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She’s in there somewhere.
It happens every night.  Somehow, she shuffles around in her sleep, rolling into a little ball and piling the puffy down cloud on top of her into a mountain of coziness.  She’s deep underneath in her warm sweet slumber, and it’s my job to coax her out to greet the morning.
It’s my [...]

summer runnin’

We’ve been running in many directions this summer, mostly for fun.  For example, I spent much of last week fundraising for my son’s Japan exchange at our local art fairs.  Yes, I meant to say art fairS — three or four juried art fairs take over our downtown for several days each July, with hundreds [...]

in the beginning

When I started this site a few months so very long ago, I wrote a few foundational posts on the key words of my byline:  reflections on family, faith and the flux of life.  At that time no one was around to read them, so I thought I’d start the new year fresh with a [...]

when winter comes

Winter has arrived in Michigan.  It does every year, but somehow it catches us by surprise.   With a slight dusting of snow, cars spin out to wreak havoc on the morning commute.  The salt trucks arrive late.  People forget winter driving skills.  We slip and slide on driveways and parking lots, re-learning how to carefully [...]

On flux

What do I mean by “flux of life”? 
From the Free Online Dictionary:
flux (flks) n.  1. a. A flow or flowing.  b. A continued flow; a flood.  2. The flowing in of the tide
A few years ago I read a book called Flux:  Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids and Life in a Half-Changed World [...]