It’s a gray Monday after a weekend (after a week…two weeks…a whole summer of weeks) of busyness and exhaustion. We have been slowly going through some school testing with Evaline, and this morning, as I have been replying to client emails, sending out gallery links,… Read More

The Dinner Table: Two Months Later

I sat at the dinner table tonight. After cooking and serving the kids and Vinnie, then preparing something for myself, as they passed platters of potatoes and pork and started to eat.. I walked out of the kitchen with my dinner salad in hand, and… Read More


My youngest daughter and her best friend are playing intermittently with a recorder and chattering back and forth on toy phones. They’re across the house from me, but here, we’re never far enough apart to be unheard. My sons are playing a video game with… Read More