Land! Treasure! And a message in the bottle

pirate 2

I’ve been planning this session in my head for quite some time: a pirate ship, a few swarthy crew members, a beach.  I pictured my kid-version of Captain Jack Sparrow coming to life in front of my camera lens. I ordered a boat. When it arrived in the little box, I told hubs he’d have […]

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This is childhood


Explore. Discover. Play. RiAnne, 18 months.

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Suave, rising sophomore


This summer begins in a mere 15 days. Fifteen! It’s hard to believe I’m wrapping up another year of teaching – – even harder to realize that my children have reached new milestones in their educational journeys. And hubs just survived a year as our “daytime caregiver,” rearranging his work schedule to ensure our very […]

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Chi for Hypnotic web

This morning, hubs beat me out of bed. He showered, dressed, and brushed my lips with a kiss. He said his usual “see you later,” as he rarely says goodbye. It’s too final. Two are away with relatives for the weekend. It’s commonplace these days. The other two olders lay on the floor of Chi’s […]

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SWF: This Sky

It’s been endlessly raining here lately Clouds have been crying for days Mourning loss, lamenting apathy, wishing change Soon, though, the skies will clear Those white wisps of nebulous design Once again swirling into imagination’s beings The rays of golden light appearing – – Breaking through atmosphere like heaven’s ladder Bringing hope in ground bending […]

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the graduate

Your mortar board sits waiting; Gown still creased, in folds. Those symbols of accomplishment, of transition Untouched. That walk I thought you’d be taking? Across that long, long stage And into adulthood Into the future Into yourself. Not taken. I worry. Without these steps, will you stumble? Without this passage, does progress slow? Without that […]

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