An Update From Waterworld

After posting the image of Hurricane Florence's projected path, the storm shifted, veering south where it then pivoted north once more. Fortunately, I can say that the worst damage at my house was the destruction the kids left behind due to being stuck inside with no school for five days. (On the plus side, the … Continue reading An Update From Waterworld

Camping ahead of a subtropical depression – what’s the worst that could happen?

The crunch of gravel in between pelts of rainfall. That's what woke me up. Dawn was still far away as evidenced by the lack of light that penetrated through the thin fabric of our tent. Though the hour was late, my eyes were wide open and sleep would not be returning soon. Had the noise … Continue reading Camping ahead of a subtropical depression – what’s the worst that could happen?

One foot forward – what a summer vacation can teach about determination

"Are you combing your hair with your toes?" is a question I never thought I would need to ask, but when your child is the human incarnate of a Gumby doll, I guess anything goes. My youngest, LT, has hypermobility, a condition that allows him to perform fun party tricks like the one above, but … Continue reading One foot forward – what a summer vacation can teach about determination

No Signal: A story about connection when connectivity stinks

Twenty degrees. That's roughly the difference in temperature between my hometown and the mountains at this time of year. Considering it is no reaching the nineties (32C) and the fact that our air conditioning has decided to take some time off work, we decided a change of scenery was in order. Tents and sleeping bags … Continue reading No Signal: A story about connection when connectivity stinks

A tale of two vines – how hardship led to better growth

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? Ignoring the fact that my name isn't Mary, nor do I consider myself contrary (well - at least, not most of the time), my garden may have looked better in prior years, but at least it is back in bloom. Thanks for asking! A few weeks … Continue reading A tale of two vines – how hardship led to better growth