because sometimes, things do get better…

last night, we watched a little nature documentary on elephants. (our girlie loves elephants.) a little baby elephant had been born, and wasn’t standing… and despite the elephants’ attempts, just couldn’t walk. several of the elephants started walking away after a while, but the momma elephant couldn’t. she kept trying and trying, and finally started ...

Remnants of 5

“she’s getting so big!” the lady says, putting a bulletin in my empty hand while looking at my daughter, who is holding the other. “i know!” i reply, inwardly bracing for the inevitable facing of follow-up comments and “demands.” a command to have… “number 2…!” she exclaims. “it’s time for number 2!” she sing-songs, her voice ...

why i write

several weeks ago, a friend challenged me to take a few moments to spell out and blog why it is i write.  i found the timing a bit ironic, considering that at that moment, i was taking a hiatus from writing.  oh, not because i wanted to.  i never really do… it was because beginning ...