Island cloudscape

One of the things I love most about Florida, that I miss when I’m away, and that I fall in love with all over again when I return, is the sky.  More specifically, I love the clouds. Cloudscapes in Florida are dynamic and dependable. Nearly every afternoon in summer, formations build  before your eyes in … Continue reading Island cloudscape

Sledding at Night (Or: Life in a College Town. With Kids. Part 2)

We sat at the dining room table last night, eating an appropriately collegiate dinner of burritos, and watched a winter scene unfold through our townhouse windows.  Out our back window, I watched quarter-sized snowflakes fall straight down in the black night, sticking to snow stacks in the trees, lending their wet weight to already laden … Continue reading Sledding at Night (Or: Life in a College Town. With Kids. Part 2)


A customer came into Barnes & Noble today, Halloween.  She looked awkward and bookish, a 20-something woman with dyed black hair in pig tails and barrettes like a six-year old girl, white knee high tube socks with red stripes at the top, and tape on her glasses.  She came to the register and was practically … Continue reading Bookish

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