Boy declares Dragon’s Tooth “Best Hike Ever.” Mom agrees.

Yesterday was our eight year old son’s special day*, where he got to pick a meal and a family activity for the day. Knowing his tendency towards lounging all day in PJs, I bribed him. I told him, “If you pick an active family activity, like, I dunno, hiking Dragon’s Tooth, I’ll make cinnamon rolls … Continue reading Boy declares Dragon’s Tooth “Best Hike Ever.” Mom agrees.

Durable Happiness

“RESEARCH OFFERS HOPE FOR THOSE SEEKING DURABLE BOOST IN HAPPINESS.”  That’s the title of an article I clipped from the paper this summer.  I don’t think I’ve ever clipped a newspaper article, but I saved this one.  Because in this piece, I learned the secret of people who are able to sustain happiness after an … Continue reading Durable Happiness

Haiku from the Porch

I awake deep in the night; moonlight bathes the garden emerald leaves flutter, gentle in morning light; warm waft of coffee soft sighs in the treetops swell and recede – a gathering breeze squirrels chatter and chirp, tossing gnawed hickory husks from high branches a white butterfly alights, shady maple leaf cool on its feet … Continue reading Haiku from the Porch