September, 2017: It’s Witching Season

September in California means one thing… ...Hot, hot HOT. The air gets dry. The hills turn from gold to nearly white. The spectre of wildfire is always right around the corner. Just when everyone in the state is ready to cry "uncle", the heat breaks, and the Bay Area tumbles into true fall. For me, …

August, 2017

The last month of summer... Where I live, August is the last real month of summer. School starts up at the end of it, so the first few weeks are a whirlwind of backpack shopping, trips to the beach and The Boardwalk, and last-minute weekend getaways. My own last-minute getaway took the form of a …

July, 2017

Summer is winding down... Fall is my favorite time of year. The changing of the seasons always brings a unique, mutable kind of energy, but fall has a special magic all its own. It is a magic of opposites: even as the natural world is dying down and preparing for winter, there is a zip …

January, 2016

Welcome to my first-ever monthly update! Thanks for reading! I don't know about you guys, but the holidays are always a little crazy in my house.  This year proved crazier than usual.  DS, in an attempt to recreate preschool conditions during winter break, did all the things four-year-old boys do best.  DH valiantly battled holiday conditions …