Spring Things [2018]

June 17th, 2018 - posted under: The Farm » Family

Spring is for adventure! When I began the draft of this post, I titled it “Spring Things [2017]“, and I worked on it for weeks, returning to it, adding a bit here and there (that’ show I tend to blog these days) before I realized that it’s not actually 2017 anymore. I almost published it [...]

Spring Break Family Road Trip Part II: Desert Hot Springs, Joshua Tree, & Big Bear Lake

April 13th, 2018 - posted under: The Farm » Family

After a few days of camping and exploring at Anza Borrego desert, we were ready to hit the open road again. I think if I could do my life over, I would find a way to be a permanent nomad (maybe it’s not too late, some day in the future). I love waking up in [...]

Spring Break Family Road Trip Part I: Anza Borrego Desert & The Salton Sea

April 7th, 2018 - posted under: The Farm » Family

For the entire last week of March, for Spring Break 2018 which happened to line up perfectly at the kiddo’s school and the University where I work, for a much needed vacation for a very busy family, and for our mutual, unadulterated love of the open road: Jeremy, Waits, Vesper, and I, went adventuring. Six [...]

For His Eighth Birthday

March 14th, 2018 - posted under: The Farm » Family

Sitting here trying to write this post, it’s difficult for me to find the right words — because I’m not sure there are “right words” — to express that impossible-yet-totally-predictable-and-average phenomenon of your baby becoming not a baby. Like, not a baby at all. Recently Waits informed me that he has a “crush” on a [...]

And Then There Was Vesper . . . [AKA, Winter 2017]

February 11th, 2018 - posted under: The Farm » Family

Hello hello, it’s winter! Which means that here in southern California, as I write this today, it’s a frigid 66º outside. Brrrr! But it is winter, and wow, what a winter it’s been. Our little corner of the world has been through a lot these last few months, and everything feels like it’s been turned [...]