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I spent fewer than twenty-four hours in my former home, Austin, Texas, this week to take care of some family business. I stayed near the corporate headquarters and “mother ship” store of Whole Foods Market and had dinner there. Dinner consisted almost exclusively of samplings from their Smokehouse – ribs, chicken … delicious. I did […]

From time to time I write these posts where I have a little bit to say about a lot of things. “Crumbs” of information, if you will. You get one of those today. * * * * * * * Maintaining a gluten free lifestyle isn’t an option for my middle child, M. Gluten makes […]

Two Cans of Paint

See these two cans of paint? They’ve been on my back porch for about two months now. Here’s what I think when I see them: Ugh. I can’t believe the painters just left those cans of paint there. There’s paint all over the cement now. Why didn’t they just take them? I don’t want them. By […]

Sometimes I do these really random posts when I don’t have enough bandwidth for a full post, but I have a lot on my mind. Here goes: I teach class in a part of town that is very diverse. We are in close proximity to a nationally known research university, Emory, the Centers for Disease […]

She Forgot

I purposely signed my big kids up for a precious few activities this summer. I wanted to spend time with them doing fun things instead of sending them off to have fun without me and (and this is a big and) all of those activities are expensive. So far we’ve enjoyed a trip to my […]

This week, a friend and I are running our own little “budding entrepreneurs” summer camp for our kids. We each have a rising 1st grader, a rising 2nd grader, and a “baby sister.” Our friends, the Ls, run a business from their home. We will leverage their business experience plus my blogging, writing and recipe creation to […]

Explore More : May 23rd

Although most area schools release for the year this week, we’ve still got one more week to go. Well, we have Monday off for Memorial Day. So, Maysanity continues, although with baseball and dance done, things have calmed a bit. You know what calms me down? Watering my little garden. I think I’ve mentioned, we […]

Explore More : May 16th

Last week, the head of school at my kids’ school announced at our weekly assembly that there were only three more weeks remaining in the year. The kids cheered. The parents gasped. As Rusty, the dad of one of my son’s pals, said, “There’s a lot of culmination going on in those three weeks, folks.” […]

Explore More : April 4th

At long last, the signs of Spring are emerging all over Atlanta. The azaleas and dogwoods are bursting out everywhere and I’m starting to think about switching out my kids’ closets. I try to wait until the very last cold spell passes before I switch everything out, and I am not quite confident we are […]

(There is an affiliate link in this post to my own book. If you click through and buy something, you will support my blogging and writing efforts. So, thanks!) Over the weekend, I listened to another amazing interview from “On Being” and Krista Tippett. Her conversation was with theoretical physicist and professor Brian Greene, and although […]