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…

how we met

The other day a local program was interviewing the writer of a book on marriage. I normally scoff at these, as well as other “advice” and “self-help” books on relationships,…

on turning 10

Yesterday was Anna’s tenth birthday. Double digits, another “order of magnitude” as we say in my business, another interesting milestone. Anna’s birth always strikes me, especially when there’s snow on…

sands of time

Recently, I’ve had lots of events — strange graphs, crying students, random memories — that should have spurred an entry with some lesson or moral, but no. So I went…

pants

Two days ago we had the Bountiful 8th graders here.  240 of them.  It worked.  Sure, there were a couple of hitches, like group number 7 was dropped from the…