My daughter is mere weeks from college graduation, and my son is just behind her preparing for high school graduation. By November of last year my daughter knew where she would work, my son knew where he would study and much of the angst of the season of unknown transition was absent from our house.
If you are not a fan of Prairie Home Companion you won’t get the reference, if you are then the famous lines are already running through your head: where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children above average. I don’t live in the fictional Lake Wobegone, because
The baby child, that is to say the younger one who is not at all a baby anymore received his driver’s permit about a month ago. Unlike with his older sister who we taught to drive “the old fashioned way” by taking her out to parking lots and abandoned warehouse sites when she got her
Everything changes. That is an overused platitude that is supposed to be a comfort when you are uncomfortable with a shift, or suddenly moved from one state of being to another. The new place might be just fine but you aren’t used to it and you have to adjust. ‘Everything changes,’ someone will say as
I have observed that often in our quest to solve problems we forget to think about what that original act was intended to do. We lose the view of the forest as we busily solve the problem related to one tree, or maybe we even invent problems related to trees that don’t actually exist because
Have you observed a new mammal? A baby mammal if you will? They are marked by their diminutive size and greater or lesser degrees of helplessness. They nurse, the need protection, they are bad at keeping themselves warm so need to be close to a bigger mammal, often they are poor of sight, and they
I am not a loyal listener to any particular music radio station. Most of the time I am on NPR, but when I do take a break from being informed about the world I dart around among six or so stations, hoping to avoid commercials and maybe hit a spot on the playlist with music