Archive for the 'Domestic Arts' Category

Like Pearls

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” –L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

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Make It Spookyer

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

My teacher, Maezen, wrote this piece about her daughter and herself in October 2007: Spooked. Claire was only five weeks old at the time. Maezen’s daughter was in second grade. Ten years later, I could have written it. Tensions rise and our anxieties chafe like flint and stone, and seemingly out of nowhere we have […]

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Checking In

Friday, April 17th, 2015

When I feel at loose ends, sometimes I pull this series of questions out and check in. Outside my window the street sounds fade. Cool air settles on the grass and patio, bringing a gentleness with it. Distant yips and howls tell me the coyotes are roaming. I am thinking about what I just heard […]

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