Brain things

I am having a hard time blogging these days. This has little to do with blogging and much to do with me – I have been finding all forms of soul-sharing difficult.

July 22, 2018

Our Niagara vacation


You can do the math yourself: eight people + one dog + two tents + cooking all our own food + preparing for hot or cold weather = one impressive and daunting list of stuff to pack.

June 8, 2018

Pictorial review

Life around home

Confession: I don’t often do it this way, but to bring you up to speed on the last few months I’m going to just this once. In brief then, here’s a photographical run-down of our summer. Let me start with breakfast. When you have half a dozen children, the simple pleasures of life such as […]

September 12, 2016

Why two heads are better than one

Foster care, Life around home

In everything from food committees to parenting five kids for the weekend (which is the fun we are currently engaged in) TWO–says Solomon–are better than ONE. And I wouldn’t want to disagree with him. I made a graph to portray this phenomenon. It’s titled Variations on Reality. Have I ever mentioned that I couldn’t handle […]

October 5, 2014