June 2012

On Mountains High

June 21, 2012

Today, Tanner graduates from seventh grade. My sister says it best: an epic event in our lives, for him, for me. The road has been heartwrenching, heartfelt and totally awesome.

All of that, and more. What for many of us is just one small hill on a long road of many hills and valleys, for him is a mountain, and a singular ascent. His summit is something to celebrate.

Love to you, Tannie. And congratulations.

 

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Love Lifts Us Up

June 18, 2012

On the day before Father’s Day, I stood on top of one of the Rocky mountains, and I thought about my dad, who loved the Rockies, and who would have loved to have stood atop one. And I thought, too, about how so many of my experiences are colored by his absence, by his total [...]

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Heart Like A Wheel

June 17, 2012

This time last year, Emilia was just beginning to venture off our driveway on her big-girl bike, still with training wheels. Those wheels just came off a few weeks ago. This past weekend, Emilia got on a mountain bike in the Rockies and rode the trail beside the Bow River. It’s testament to the efforts [...]

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Home And Native Land

June 14, 2012

This is where Emilia and I are today. Yoho National Park, British Columbia. I grew up in this province. My family camped around Yoho and Banff and Jasper when I was growing up, and the landscape is as familiar to me as the faces of my children. And so sharing it with my children – [...]

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A Week Is Seven Days. I Think.

June 11, 2012

I was on my own with the kids this weekend, which was interesting. I haven’t been on my own with the kids since sometime last summer, I think. I actually can’t remember. Which is kind of terrible, isn’t it? I can’t even REMEMBER what it was like to work from home and be the primary [...]

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The Point, However, Is To Change It: On Making A Difference

June 9, 2012

I talk to Ana Roca Castro about using technology and social media to change the world – about how you build community online and off, how you use these tools to teach your children about changing the world and, most notably, about how you do more than just TALK about changing the world):  

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Dads Love Being (Un)Wired For Sound

June 8, 2012

My husband, Kyle, is, as you probably know if you’ve read this blog, like, ever, a stay-at-home dad. Which is, to hear him describe it, a calling with very few adult rewards: it’s a life of endless bowls of Cheerios, repeat viewings of Caillou and ‘The Wheels Of The Bus’ on infinite loop. And any [...]

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The Heart Is The Strongest Muscle, Mostly

June 7, 2012

I don’t write much about Tanner these days. Partly because writing about Tanner is always hard, and I have limited bandwidth for hard, and I know that this is selfish, to avoid the hard topics – I also avoid writing about the struggles of the household, and the worries of the family, and these are [...]

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Tonight We’re Going To Party Like It’s Raining Too Hard

June 5, 2012

So, I finally did it. I broke out the Sauzarita glasses and the Sauza tequila and a whole bunch of limes and I got down with it. Sort of. It was less of a Kittens & Tequila & Firemen extravaganza than it was a tequila-spiked business meeting. Which is, when you really get down to [...]

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Be The Change, Or Blog The Change. Whatever Works.

June 5, 2012

That whole thing that I talk about sometimes, about not having the right words, or not having enough words, or not enough breath or breathing space for words, or something to that effect? That doesn’t apply to video of me using my words, and especially not to video of me using my words last summer [...]

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