Let’s be like the Tabonuco

Let’s be like the Tabonuco

When I was a little girl living on a U.S. Air Force base in Japan, we used to get these crazy typhoons. There was a grassy quad in front of our house, and I remember seeing the trees bending almost sideways, whipped by the rain and wind. Trees that fare worst in...
It’s Almost as Good as Being There

It’s Almost as Good as Being There

Our son, Max, is moving from Colorado to Oregon tomorrow. It will be the first time in 25 years that he’s lived more than an hour and a half away from home. Now both our kids will live in other time zones; our daughter, Sarah, lives a thousand miles in the other...
My Role Model is a Weeble

My Role Model is a Weeble

A world distorted: Print Gallery by M.C. Escher, 1956 If you’ve ever received life-changing news, you know how disorienting it is. One minute the world is familiar and the next it isn’t. It might look the same but it feels — or at least you feel — different.  Forever...