Posts with Label: Family

When Your Kids Travel Without You

When Your Kids Travel Without You

Bridget is on a school trip this week.  I dropped her off on Sunday morning, waited around with all the other parents, and then watched her and 60 other kids board a double-decker bus and drive away for six days to a different country. We travel a lot, our family, and I never really get […]

Politics and Religion

Politics and Religion

Religion and Politics.  The two topics you’re supposed to avoid, right?  Because everyone feels so strongly about them, because no opinion on either of those topics is lightly held.  So don’t talk about it!  People will take offense! Bullshit. We should talk about the things that matter.  You – me – we all should talk […]

Nine Years Old

Nine Years Old

Whenever I sit down to write my birthday posts to you, I always go back and read the last few years’ posts to see what I said and what I think has changed.  What strikes me when I read the words I wrote about you at six, seven, and eight is how little has changed […]

Deciding to Keep Writing

Deciding to Keep Writing

It tuned out that it wasn’t just a crappy week when last I wrote, but that April was an entire month of just garbage.  I was quite glad to see it in my rear view mirror.  Lots of stuff just went wrong.  None of those things was major, but all the little bits added up […]

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