The One Where I Turn 37

The One Where I Turn 37

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” ― Mark Twain It’s been Thanksgiving Break- which means I haven’t been teaching. We entered the break with a band concert, visits with family, and a house with no power on. In other words- we...
Serpent’s Trail, Part 2: The Winter Cometh

Serpent’s Trail, Part 2: The Winter Cometh

The means of weakness and debility; Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly.- “As You Like It” Act 2, Scene 3 The saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait 5 minutes.” That quote in turn reminds me of...

Serpent’s Trail, Take 1: Indian Summer

“Each golden day was cherished to the full, for one had the feeling that each must be the last. Tomorrow it would be winter.” ― Elizabeth Enright, The Four-Story Mistake And that’s how it was: for the entirety of autumn we had known summer. So, of course, I was...
A Little SS on my SS

A Little SS on my SS

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” ― Mario Andretti Story of my life. Completely out of control. With the work on the house, a recently-completed (and wildly successful) music program at school, the prospect of moving...
18 Road…with the Works

18 Road…with the Works

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain I would add to that: good food, good scenery, and good fun. Here in the Grand Valley we are blessed to have all of the above. Matt and I closed on our house this week, so we...