Pink rose

Saturday Mornings, the Most Hopeful Time of the Week

For many of us, Saturday morning is the first morning of the week where we wake up and have nowhere to go. We may go to the gym, but that’s our choice. We may drive a kid to an activity, but that’s our choice. If we tackle the weeds waiting in our yard, that’s also our choice. Saturday morning is the morning of choices, of … Continue reading Saturday Mornings, the Most Hopeful Time of the Week

Peony

Spring Has Finally Arrived

Good Sunday morning! If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you’re probably enjoying a gorgeous, sunny day right now. We finally made it through an unusually cold and prolonged rainy spring. Now the peonies are in bloom and I’m feeling inspired. So inspired, in fact, that I have made a change to my blogging life. If you’re a Gardening, Seattle Style subscriber, you may notice … Continue reading Spring Has Finally Arrived

If the Cubs Win the World Series, Will the World End?

Like anyone born and raised in Chicago, I went to my fair share of Cubs games as a kid, but one game in my memory stands out as emblematic of life with a chronically losing baseball team. I was twelve years old and didn’t have school that day. My friend, who I should call a “companion” because anyone who alternately is neutral and then a conniving … Continue reading If the Cubs Win the World Series, Will the World End?