Monthly Archives: September 2013

Raising the Bar

September 26, 20134 Comments

In the last few months, there has been a sharp uptick in our grocery needs. I used to pride myself on just one shopping trip per week (well, two I suppose: one to the grocery store and one to the farmers market). That was all it took to feed this little family. I would plan the meals, make the list and then this piggy was off to market. My careful organization afforded us fresh, healthy dinners four to five nights a week, home packed lunches for school and work, and snacks. Continue reading ›

Ask Not…Take Two

September 19, 20132 Comments

“Where is God?” he said. We were eating dinner on the porch. My kindergartener asked the question with a twinkle in his eye and a giggle, as if addressing a taboo topic. He was picking the pasta and carrots out of his minestrone, looking cute as can be.

“It depends on who you ask,” I said. “There are a lot of ideas about who God is and what he – or she – is. Or isn’t. It’s okay to have different ideas.” Continue reading ›

Ask Not, Have Not

September 12, 201316 Comments

As I was walking into a neighborhood grocery store this week, I was stopped by a man seated on an upside down milk crate next to the door. He politely asked if I would buy him a small container of liquid Tide laundry detergent. Living in the city, it is not unusual to be asked for money or food. It happens every single day. But this man caught my attention. Continue reading ›

Summer Retrospective

September 06, 2013Leave a comment

It’s possible this was the best summer yet. I spent most of it at home and by that, I mean actually at my house. I left two or three times when dragged away, but much of the time I could be found in my own backyard. There is no place I’d rather have been (except maybe the French Riviera). Continue reading ›

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