Category Archives: dear friends

An annual tradition

I was with 15 of my college friends this weekend.  This was our sixth annual weekend together, and women travelled from as far away as London and San Francisco to meet on the east coast.  It was, as I knew it would be, magical.  I’ve written about this group of women and this weekend in […]

A weekend in numbers

A traditional weekend in numbers: 1 – number of full-blown housing structures erected and underway being built 14 – number of children in the (childrens’) Olde Tyme photograph (theme: Steampunk/Pirates/Civil War soldiers) 10 – number of adults in the (adult) Olde Tyme photograph (theme: Sister Wives/trappers/Puritans) 10 – number of children who started the night […]

Looking back on the year: September, October, November, December

These were months when I was reminded over and over again of how swiftly time flies (even more than usually reminded, that is).  I joined my friend Allison in a new series, This is Adolescence, which I kicked off writing about eleven.  Grace started running cross-country and turned twelve.  I wrote about Whit’s imminent tenth […]

Looking back on the year: May, June, July, August

It was Matt’s birthday.  I joined my friend Aidan’s Here Year project.  We celebrated the end of 3rd and 5th grades with a family ziplining trip.  Grace, Whit, and I go to Niagara Falls.  It is jaw-droppingly gorgeous and wildly, tackily commercial at the same time.  Grace and Whit both go to sleepaway camp for […]

Friendship, attention, and history

The mountain lake that we hiked to on Saturday morning This month, Aidan has chosen Friendship as the topic of our Here Year.  The topic is near to my heart and the timing is perfect.  I just returned from my annual reunion with my dearest friends from college.  It was a marvelous, sunny weekend of […]

Time folds like an accordion

On Friday, Grace ran her first cross-country meet.  She was nervous, I was not there, and she did well.  She did really well. I met her after the meet and we went straight to the airport to pick up her dearest friend from camp, J.  J is the daughter of my old and dearest friend, […]

Thoughts on 40: female friends

Didn’t know what photo to include.  I didn’t feel right posting people so here, enjoy some of my favorite flower! Turning 40 made me reflective. No surprise here.  There is a lot on my mind.  Some of it is good, because let’s face it, aging is a privilege, and I’m aware of it, and fully […]

The Here Year

I don’t have a tattoo. But if I did, there’s no question what I would have.  It would be on the inside of my wrist, and it would be just three words: Be here now. Being present, being aware, and noticing my own life is arguably the central theme of this blog.  I want to […]

Magical Journey – in paperback, and a giveaway

At the end of this post, there are details on how to win a copy of Magical Journey!   I am republishing this review in honor of Magical Journey’s paperback release.  Please leave a comment to be entered to win a free copy! To say that I was excited to read Katrina Kenison’s new book, Magical […]

You are with me and I am with you.

Last September, with two of these friends I am off to spend this weekend with my dearest friends.  We met when we were 18, which means we have now known each other more than half of our lives.  We are all the same age.  We are walking through life together.  They are among the closest […]