We have not had a dull moment since we moved to Blacksburg two weeks ago. It’s summer vacation and we are living it up. Already we have been to free concerts on the lawn at Virginia Tech, a free children’s theater production of Go Dog Go (also on campus), eaten homemade mint chocolate chip ice … Continue reading Like the Halloween Blizzard of ’91
The last time I lived in a college town was when I was in college. You know, before we had kids. Back when we didn’t even start getting ready to go out until 10 pm, and when “Bar & Grill” actually meant “Bar (with food).” I had forgotten about this party-driven aspect of college towns, … Continue reading Life in a college town. With kids.
I was unloading the dishwasher the other day, and my wedding ring clinked against a glass bowl, making a sound so similar to a sound from childhood that I was transported instantly to a motorboat, zipping through briney rivers, the sun on my face and the wind in my hair. I even caught a whiff … Continue reading A Small Thing My Dad Never Knew
Emerald fields of waist-high corn glitter in the sun abandoned highway – a bleached ribbon draped across the hills mossy shoulders rise from the earth: Appalachia eruption of cheers from the back seat – a mountain! molehills of mustard buttons – wildflowers in the sun noon sun paints fluttering leaves in apple green pink blush … Continue reading Haiku from the road
Summer highway – butterflies in the wind Continue reading Haiku for the road
I should be preparing for our epic, holy-crap-I-can’t-believe-this-is-real move from Minnesota to Virginia right now, but I decided to start a blog instead. This move has been such a long time coming, I just don’t know what to do with myself. The kids and I leave on Monday, and my mind is a-jumble. This will … Continue reading One last move