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let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. {mary oliver: "messenger"}

Category: parenthood

{life} today

I’m waiting for a mama to go into labor, so I can tell her birth story. So today I filled up the waiting today: A visit with my best friend, in town from California (including a drive through Northern Virginia countryside.) I made the bed. This is a momentous occasion, people. An impromptu photoshoot with […]

maybe i don’t have to say anything brilliant

I’ve been trying to figure out why I am not a blogger. I am a writer, after all – you’d think blogging would fit me. But instead I never seem to get around to it. I’ve started to think that (like in many other things), I expect too much of myself. If I don’t have […]