Deep Breaths

I’m clutching the door frame with one hand as I lean over to hunch my shoulders. My other hand digs into my side while I bend over, trying to expel all of the air from my lungs. I need to breathe in deeply to force a yawn but nothing happens except for shallow jags of … Continue reading

Marble Madness

Months ago I stumbled upon a link on how to make marble magnets.  My craft radar went on high alert but, instead of attacking a new project immediately, I bookmarked the link and surfed on.  Last week, in efforts to tidy up my computer (after reading Joel Stein’s recent TIME magazine column making fun of … Continue reading

Jam-packed Days

Last week we packed up the car and traveled south and east to Williamsburg, home of the tri-corner hat, tourists-turned-residents, and the second oldest college in the nation.  (We lived there for several years back in the day.  I was head honcho in a gang of two called the CW; proof circa 2002, below.) Day … Continue reading

I just don’t understand. . .

I was driving home from derby practice tonight and this song popped up on the random shuffle (before I go any further, yes, I admit it – I do currently have this song on my iPod): Back in junior high we acted like fools singing this song on bus trips.  We would yell out every … Continue reading

East Coast Tour 2010

Karl and I hit the road last Saturday for what originally was to be a trip to see the Pixies outside of Philadelphia.  The plan was to stay at a hotel in downtown Philly (D) for Monday and Tuesday and then make a leisurely trek back home on Wednesday. Sometime in early August we added … Continue reading