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August 31, 2018

June is space, 

languid mornings and gratitude for sunshine,

laundry lines and hopeful first flowers

and plans that seem there’ll be too much time not to make more.

At night we walk slow, in wonderment as fireflies twinkle like angels visiting our yard.

July is a swell of thick hot and action to fulfill those plans.

Now it IS summer, the late nights and popsicles and abandoned routines because we can.

It’s poison ivy and mosquito bites and “Eh, what the heck?!”

It is immense gratitude for wind.  

August is yellow jackets and the novelty of green has worn off.

Kisses of cool in the morning, long forgotten in the thick tropic of afternoon, somehow return by nightfall.

There’s a rush to enjoy and relief in the change to come.  

Long awaited births of fruit and grain now bulge and demand  

“Get it before it’s gone”.

Each birth a little death; nothing lasts forever.

Routines are w...

August 26, 2018

I want to share more personal things in this space. I have been sitting with this feeling for weeks now, and in the coming months, I hope to reframe this small internet space into something more personal. In that light, I want to share about our first week of homeschool.

I wasn’t planning to start our schooling routines yet, I actually don’t believe summer is over yet, but I got caught in the collective energy of it all, just like I do at Christmas.  The upswing of momentum and the 2 weeks we will take off for travel in September made this week a good time to start.

This is our first year without supplemental half-day programs for the oldest two.  They will still have sports and dance and other extracurricular things, but without that half-day Montessori program it feels this is our first official homeschool year.  Malcolm is also just 7, so I didn't feel...

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