Kindergarten Readiness Prospective kindergartners, along with their parents, shuffled and herded themselves into the little elementary school cafeteria. The room was
Waiting for commencement Waiting for the graduation ceremony to start: Isn't it interesting how so many of the big things often involve
My flower child Even in the rain, she stops to smell the roses WW Linky is on page 2
Kids in laundry baskets Five years ago, we brought home a newborn who arrived before we bought her a crib. Her first bed
Books are magic I love this quote from J.K. Rowling: “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a
Earth Day "seems to me, it ain't the world that's so bad, but what we're doin' to it" ~ Louis Armstrong
Shrine A plaque inside the shrine had the following invitation: Leave your thoughts, prayers and wishes. Twice a year they will be
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Camp Sparkle On the corner of Broadway and Union, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, sits an old brick building with a red door, and four stately white columns in front. Magic happens
The Big C and Me: my cancer story As it turns out, over the past few years I wrote quite a few pieces on cancer; I decided to pull them all together into one place to make
Cancerversary Thoughts on cancer, death, and getting busy living on the 4th anniversary of my cancer diagnosis.


The Dahlia Lounge has the best coconut cream pie
Every once in a while I get the opportunity
This bird found the perfect place to build her