Category Archives: nostalgia


My kids have swim lessons once a week through their school. A bus picks them up around lunchtime and takes them to the local pool, the same pool where I swim. I like to arrange my schedule so I am … Continue reading

Posted in nostalgia, The boys | 6 Comments

the annual pre-thanksgiving woe is me post

A few weeks ago I was at the track and had run three 4000m reps in exactly the times my trainer had advised me, except for the last one, which I had run faster. Every cell in my body was … Continue reading

Posted in Lou, nostalgia, running | 7 Comments


It was one of those nights. Five had asthma attacks, so I was up giving him aerosol therapy, and then checking on Lou, who hadn’t eaten all day and was uncharacteristically sprawled out on the couch in my office, one … Continue reading

Posted in Lou, nostalgia | 9 Comments


Yesterday morning, before I opened my eyes and it was still dark enough outside to not know what the sky was like, I assumed it would be another beautiful, sunny day, like most of the days before, but soon I … Continue reading

Posted in nostalgia, something beautiful, The boys | 4 Comments

lake berryessa

Just back from one of the best vacations of my life: ten days in my favorite place with my favorite people, Northern California¬†with my brother and¬†sister. Our first stop was the lake where we spent our summers as kids. Our … Continue reading

Posted in nostalgia, picture taking, something beautiful, Travel | 6 Comments

a good year

With a hop, skip and a jump this year reached its end, and I have been glad to be at home. There was none of the craziness leading up to our departure for the US, no frantic tying up of … Continue reading

Posted in like anyone cares, nostalgia | 5 Comments

turkey blues and therapeutic yeast

My Thanksgiving party went well. It was a more subdued crowd than last year, but it was fun to treat them to an American Thanksgiving and I hope that everyone had a nice time. I think I left the turkey … Continue reading

Posted in nostalgia | 2 Comments