Lo, these many years we’ve been driving up to Timberline Lodge for Mother’s Day. I don’t know why it started, but it probably had something to do with it being the most awesome place in the world. And maybe a little bit because it was used as the exterior in The Shining.


When my son was about three he liked to play “hersies,” which, for those of you who don’t speak Toddlerese, that’s “horsies.” He would spend hours talking to the stuffed hersies, that he had named himself – Blickitang, Rachael and Victor, among others. Like so many other mispronunciations I’ve picked up from my kids’ toddler […]


My boy is playing fall baseball which, in my opinion, is far better than spring ball because the weather is better and I can take my camera out without fear of raindrops. I’ve got this little dinky lens on my Nikon but I like to try for some good shots anyway. You ever see photos […]


My son asked me the other day if I thought he’d play in the Major League someday. Of course, I do. I’m his mom. It helps that he’s talented, and serious, and crazy for baseball. It helps that his dad plays catch with him until dark every night. And it helps that in his three […]

Old Pro

I’m getting pretty good at this first day of school thing. This is like, my fifth year at it. It only took two adults two hours to get two children out the door. Then I had one kid who wanted to walk to school, and one who wanted to ride. But both wanted me to […]