Dogwood Girl

Oh, NOOO. . . Twooo.

Okay, so you wouldn’t mean by this that you are as amazed as your Mama that it has been two whole years since I popped you out at 5:20 pm and my whole life changed. When you say, “Oh, No, Two!” it is an exclamation of surprise at seeing another of something; another airplane or truck or car or tree.… Read more →

Mama, Eeeeeeeeze

There is no more heartbreaking sound than that of your child, wailing his heart out for you to come save him from having to go to bed alone. I am sitting here at the computer, as it is Todd’s turn to put Rollie down. I am guessing that Todd is sitting outside Rollie’s room, in the hallway, where Rollie can… Read more →


Excerpts from an ongoing dialogue my friend Nessie and I are having concerning Niger in particular, and famine, starvation, and AIDs in general. Nessie: Please forgive the soapbox but I’ve been especially touched and saddened by the current situation in Niger. As I’m sure you’ve all been seeing or reading about this in the news (famine, starvation, AIDS), I won’t… Read more →