You know when you watch a flock of birds at dusk, the way they get wheeling and diving and yet never seem to run into each other? What a marvel of grace and perfect syncrony it looks like from the outside. It seems obvious that there are nuances that the birds are aware of that […]
Hannah’s Birthday party on Sunday went so well. We were overrun by kids and at the end of it we were a little hoarse – but it was from good natured yelling over the noise, not yelling to try to control things. I’m not the kind of person who just interacts naturally with kids, so […]
Hannah’s Birthday is next week. We’re having the kids’ party this Sunday (a family party on her actual birthday). It’s been a couple of years since we bothered with kids’ birthday parties. The year we moved in here, Hannah was only turning two and in the spring we were planning a wedding, so we bribed […]
Hannah and I have come to campus to have lunch with Ian. I am lying in the grass watching wisps of clouds between the trees while Hannah plays hide-and-seek with her dad and her imaginary friends. It was about time for some summer-time relaxasaurus. It has been one hell of a week.