The truth about some of the most beloved American holidays is enough to make a child weep. I know this because my youngest daughter just came to me in tears. "Mommy ruined Thanksgiving!" You see, they had a Thanksgiving pageant at school earlier this week, and Lily and her friends put on a small Thanksgiving … Continue reading Thanksgiving or Giving Thanks?
When I was a kid--young enough that my own opinions were vocalized loudly, but weren't completely formed despite their volume--my mom took me to church every Sunday, and the occasional Thursday night just for good measure. Church for a small child can be a stifling, boring experience, and that was even more so with her … Continue reading Old Timer
Every day on facebook I post three things I'm thankful for. Usually it's just small things that happened that day that make me smile. Today I made a departure from my normal format and I wanted to share it here. I'm so very thankful for the good things in my life and I think it's … Continue reading Today I’m Thankful for…
Earlier this year, Tara and I bought a food cart in downtown Portland. I don't think anyone was more surprised than me when we did it. I've always claimed to have ZERO entrepreneurial spirit. And it was true. I find comfort in the idea of being a number, a cog in a much, much bigger … Continue reading Inside the Box at Ding Dong Daddios
My mom died in January, 2011, two months shy of her 76th birthday. When she passed, there were so many things to get done, so many details to tie down. Settling her estate was just the tip of a very large iceberg. Because we live in Washington and she lived in Idaho, that amplified the … Continue reading Found Memories