Category Archives: A Writer’s Life

Oh Shenandoah, I love your daughter

What does the world look like when you travel home on a fall night after a day of packing up your Mom’s house after her death? Rick drove. I thought about how she loved this Virginia trip from Berryville to … Continue reading

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Semester Vesper

Yesterday I joined the throngs buying 17 cent notebooks, and I realized that even though we’re homeschooling and have observed many years of Not Back to School, this year, the returning-to-school season has swept us up. Our oldest son has … Continue reading

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Finding Myself in the Spotlight

Today brought a nice surprise. VaHomeschoolers honored me in their Volunteer Spotlight. I’m flattered, and I’m especially touched that people have found my presentations and articles about homeschooling of such value. We’re all in this together, folks. It’s gratifying to know … Continue reading

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Free Cycle Poetry or The Story of Futons and Life

So, we finally got rid of the futon. It was broken, but I posted a full disclosure notice on the Charlottesville-Albemarle Freecycle list. After a few email exchanges and phone calls to arrange pick up between snow showers, a woman … Continue reading

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We Brake for Skies

Yesterday we were passing through Barboursville on our way back from a soccer tournament. The trip had been especially pretty, with the air taking on a golden glow as two full days of hard rain transitioned Virginia from summer humidity … Continue reading

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