My laptop is a metal ice cube on the tops of my thighs. I’m sitting on a hard metal bleacher at the aquatic center, trying to shiver the cold out of my bones from running out to my car after my swim to retrieve my computer bag. It’s dark and 15℉ (-9℃). The coldest part … Continue reading Degrees of cold
I carried my digital camera in my suitcase to Boston for our Support Driven Leadership Summit last week, and I left it in my room at the Airbnb the entire time. I didn’t do much better with the camera on my phone, but I did capture a couple of memories. The leaves peaked while we … Continue reading Touristing in Boston and Portland (Maine)
Well, not in real life: I’ve arrived in the New England state on my reading journey of the United States. I finished reading Louisiana, and now I get to move on to Maine — in winter! We lived in Maine one winter and I loved it: snow piled to the eaves, icicles dripping nearly to the ground. … Continue reading I’ve arrived in Maine!
We spent a winter in Maine when we were still a family of three: my husband, myself, and our 13-month old son. We spent a winter in Maine when our home was in Florida. I don’t think we saw the earth the entire four months we lived there: it was hiding beneath a thickening batting … Continue reading Favorite Easter Memory
I’m reading Forrest Gump. I haven’t seen the movie since it came out in 1994, and I’ve never read the book, and I haven’t gotten anywhere near the part where Bubba tells Forrest about shrimp: “Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s … Continue reading Thanks Forrest. Now I miss seafood.
The idea of the north was taking him. He needed something to brace against. – Annie Proulx I just finished my annual reading of The Shipping News. I think I’ve read it every winter since 1999, the year my Uncle Syd gave it to us. That first year, I bet I devoured it. Probably read … Continue reading A taste for excellence: re-reading The Shipping News