A Mammoth Anniversary

A Mammoth Anniversary

Today is the Ides of March–two years since my mom died on March 15th, 2013.  We spent the day skiing in Mammoth–barely any snow, but a joy to see my boys bomb down the slopes on what was there.  Way to make the best of it, right? I actually feel better on...
Vote Yes On Proposition 46

Vote Yes On Proposition 46

Those of you who follow my blog know that my mother died of cancer in March of 2013.  Most of you also know that she’d already had cancer twice before this third round took her life.  What you probably don’t know is that my sisters and I strongly believe...
Sweat, Tears, Or The Sea

Sweat, Tears, Or The Sea

Maine’s seashore is littered with beauty.  Intrigued by patterns of rocks and shells, waves and seaweed, or the skittering red of a crab against gnarled driftwood, I snap photos constantly.  This documentation drives Ethan crazy—just look with your eyes, he...
Barcelona Or Bust

Barcelona Or Bust

You don’t often get a tour of one of the world’s most famous landmarks from a local VIP who knows its history by heart.  But my tantes (aunts) Heide and Trauti, here visiting from California, have a cousin in Barcelona who arranged for us to be whisked past long lines...