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Vocal percussion

Every night before bed I read Marlo two books, let her turn off the light and then she stands in the hallway preparing to make a running leap through the doorway into my arms. I stand in her dark room and wait as she attempts a countdown, except in her case it’s a count up: [...]

Watercolor lily

How many hours I’ve spent in photoshop designing things, trying to get that perfect gradient, the one right there between the yellow and magenta in the center of this lily. And nature just whips it out like it ain’t no big thang.

Saturday afternoon at the pool

We belong to a local community pool, and every year when it opens around Memorial Day we start gearing up for long weekend afternoons in the sun (here is where I remind you to wear sunscreen, don’t make me have to show you my scars). We always have to get the kids new suits because [...]