multiples of 13

This is my teenage daughter: Anna turned 13 years old yesterday. In retrospect, this is probably a bigger life crossing for me than it is for her. I have been…

7 minutes / 5 nights of terror

Maybe NASA engineers have just never sent their kids to camp. I’m among the large following that’s very excited to see NASA’s latest endeavor to inspire our imagination and learn…

pots and pans

Yesterday we opened a box of pots and pans, shiny and new stainless steel. The lids are glass, so even when the cover is on light still pours in, reflects…

carrying Tycho

In our Intro Honors course, we’re reading The Things They Carried, with the introductory chapter by the same name. In that vignette, soldiers carry the burdens, literal and metaphorical, weighing…

becoming

Tonight I was watching Grace as she was learning new takedowns, part of martial arts class. Her partner, same purple belt but contrasting long, dark hair to Grace’s short blonde…