Bus Spotting

I’m not sure how it began, but my two older kids, W and M have been bus spotting for the past few weeks. M keeps a pedometer in the car, and every time she or her brother spots a bus, she gives it a shake. They’re up to six hundred and something buses. Given that […]

I’ve been swimming once a week for the past few months. Last week, as I finished, another patron was waiting for my lane. We exchanged hellos and he asked if the water was warm. “I don’t usually swim. I’m a runner.” But, this,” he said, motioning to a very swollen, purple ankle. Turns out, he […]

Coconut Chocolate Chews

February came to an odd sort of end in the U.S. South with a winter storm that left places like Little Rock and Nashville dealing with ice then snow, and days off of school. Atlanta was right at the edge of the frozen precipitation line. Friends in the northern suburbs experienced decent snow. Intown, we […]

Tea and TV

Yesterday, I posted this picture to my Facebook page as a tip of the hat to the series finale of The Mentalist, which ended its seven season run this week. If you are a fan of the show, you know that Patrick Jane’s ever-present cup of tea was as fundamental to the development of his character as was his nemesis […]