A Time of Possibility and Responsibility

In her retelling of an ancient Potowatomi story about maple syrup, Robin Walls Kimmerer ends the tale with this reminder: "Today, maple sap flows like a stream of water with only a trace of sweetness to remind the people both of possibility and of responsibility. And so it is that it takes forty gallons of … Continue reading A Time of Possibility and Responsibility

Mapping My Hopes With a Foundation of Flexibility

School started last week for Bea and, while we have another week to go until Elle begins her preschool adventure, I'm enjoying the rhythms that the school year has to offer. This summer was pretty unstructured. Outside of a week at zoo camp, we hung out, went swimming, got on each other's nerves, and played … Continue reading Mapping My Hopes With a Foundation of Flexibility

Lazy Summer Days

Frank and I laugh that, if we could create a new branch of the extrovert/introvert labels we'd add "lazy extrovert" and "active introvert." On the occasion when we have no weekend plans, our personality differences are more apparent: I'm content to lounge and read but also get energized when we have brunch plans with friends. … Continue reading Lazy Summer Days