We had an interview with TING-Schule yesterday and signed up all three kids, school starts in a week. The school identifies itself with a Sudbury aesthetic, which gives the kids the freedom to do whatever they want. What does that mean? Some kids play video games all day, others sign themselves out and go to the park across the street,Read more
It’s Sunday afternoon and it’s a hot day in Berlin. I made pancakes for the kids and then Justin and I took off on our own for coffee and breakfast. We sat at a sidewalk table and ate bagels with salmon and then we walked across the street, sat at another sidewalk table and drankRead more
Four Immutable Laws of the Spirit by Harrison Owen 1) Whoever is present are the right people 2) Whenever it begins is the right time 3) Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened 4) When it’s over, it’s over Today I didn’t want to leave our borrowed flat, even though I also didn’t wantRead more
Grand Slam by Marjorie Maddox Dreams brimming over, childhood stretched out in legs, this is the moment replayed on winter days when frost covers the field, when age steals away wishes. Glorious sleep that seeps back there to the glory of our baseball days.
Today I am turning 35 and I’m thinking about cycles, being on my fifth seven year cycle. According to an article I just read, 35-42 is the last cycle of the Mother Quadrant, a time when, whether it be children or a career, a woman spends her energy nurturing a project. This last cycle is an opportunity to heal the wounds ofRead more
Here is our haul from a nearby Edeka Siebert for 43€. The children begged me for several sweet treats: pomegranate, berry juice, and ice cream and I jumped at the chance to buy Old El Paso refried beans, salsa and tortilla chips. Portland had me spoiled with Hot Mama Salsa, Juanita’s, and Better Beans. Absence has made my heartRead more
Making a Damn It’s been one full week since we stepped off the plane in Berlin and our new normal is beginning to sink in. Justin set off for his first day of work this morning, with a pep in his step. It’s been a years long process, making his dream job in Berlin aRead more