The Year of Magical Thinking

“We tell our stories in order to live…” —Joan Didion I just finished a very special book, The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion. I don’t even know where I got it, I must have picked it up at a free-library box or something. It’s...

Seven

Justine turned seven yesterday. She has been waiting for this birthday for a long time…at least five months. Everyday, it’s been: “How many months/weeks/days till my birthday?” Whatever shall we count down to next? Now that the day is here, the future lies...

Summer’s Almost Here

“The end of a matter is better than its beginning”—Ecclesiastes 7:8 I just dropped the kids off for their last Tuesday of the year. Three more days and then…SUMMER! If I want to feel proud and accomplished today (which I do!) I will dwell on this...

May 23, Round 3

I wanted to mark the 23rd of May somehow. The day has been so important to our family since Vernon was hit. Every passing year, we did something special, but this would be the first year that we couldn’t return to him afterwards. I’ve been thinking about...

Program(me) Notes

  The program in which I share about Vernon’s connection to Waterloo Sunset was broadcast in the UK on Wednesday and is available to everyone online now. If you have a free half hour, please take the time to listen. Here is the link. I didn’t know...