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Serious Questions

Serious Questions

So on the way home from picking my boy up from hanging out with his dad this evening, we're driving through Fort Bragg.  The car is packed because we're leaving…

The 4th of July

The 4th of July

The 4th of July parade in Mendocino.  If you've never been, you should check it out.  It's like no other 4th of July parade. The fire trucks were a big…

Happy Birthday, Little Man

Happy Birthday, Little Man

Four years ago today, my first and only son was born.  Seems like just yesterday I huffed and puffed until I thought the whole bottom half of my body would…

Gelato, Babies Found in the Rubble and My SUV

Gelato, Babies Found in the Rubble and My SUV

A few weeks ago, we went out to celebrate the use and proper function of underpants.  It has been a long haul and we're not completely out of the woods…

The Occasional Algae Fight

The Occasional Algae Fight

It rained and then it rained some more and just when we thought it was going to stop, it started again and then...  it was sunny.  No wind- just beautiful,…

3-D glasses are totally hip.

3-D glasses are totally hip.

Friday was a long day peppered frequently with “Is it 4 yet?”  I had made the mistake the day before of telling him that at 4 o’clock tomorrow, “We are…

Look Ma, I am a kite!

Look Ma, I am a kite!

I had been promising something fun and the weather had cleared.  This is going to be great, I tell myself.  I grabbed a hat for me and a couple for…

State your name and your porpoise. I mean, purpose.

State your name and your porpoise.  I mean, purpose.

So the little guy is the one who calls me Mamam.  That's where the title came from. I moved to Fort Bragg for the first time in 1985.  It was…

How to build a robot suit:

How to build a robot suit:

I returned from a climbing trip in Joshua Tree with two very special rocks for my almost 4 year old.  He wanted  a robot suit so he was understandably a…

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