Pho!

I made Vietnamese Pho! (And those are my favorite socks in the photo, too.) Also, watched a movie tonight. It was The Impossible, by the way. (With Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor). Good show and I cried because—wow. Meanwhile, in the kitchen—banana pancakes. And...

Strange Things

This past weekend I saw a plane disappear right out of the sky. I’m being totally serious—but I’ll get to that later. I took my son camping with friends. I set up our tent. Cooked him a hamburger over the crackling fire, played barefoot in a cold mountain stream, and...

The Day I Accidentally Thought I Was A Police Officer

Set the scene: It’s lunchtime on a zippy little summer’s day. I’m driving home from swinging kettle bells in the appropriate black spandex attire, kinda zoned out from trying to get my lymph system moving. And even more zoned out from Lyme disease in general and the...

Dear Music

I am forty-two years old, and as I sit here at the computer thinking back on music, the past unravels behind me like a wild tangle of string lost down the mountain of my life, whirling and bouncing and racing out of sight so fast my eyes can’t follow where it goes. I...

Love and Determination

It’s a blurry shot, but this past weekend I took my son on a hike to a fantastic waterfall. We climbed over slick fallen logs and waded through cool, fresh water. The air smelled warm and wild. He doesn’t know I have lyme disease. I can’t bear to...