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The Dirt beneath our Feet

Our kids dig in it.  Our plants grow from it.  And I am forever trying to sweep it off my front porch.  Dirt is that stuff that is smeared into our children’s faces and hands.  Soil, on the other hand, is the dark, soft, crumbly stuff that is rich in organic, living matter.  Our food…

While the Rest of the World was Sleeping

Once a week a girlfriend, Cxx, and I go for a walk.  We live in the same neighborhood and we both have children the same age (both of us being late-bloomers).  We both love ice-cream, are in a love-hate relationship with our bodies and struggle daily with the balance between work and family.  And we…

The Scent of Fall

The house is filled with the scent of burbling beef stew (my personal favorite is Ina Garten’s Beef Bourguignon) and roasting squash.   Outside, the day is crisp and cold and our breath hangs in the air for just a minute before wisping away.  The freshness of the morning gives way to the musk of…