Growing stuff

Confession: This is how I generally feel about winter. Poorly-planned landscapes. Gray on gray. Gray on gray. Today I went on a little Expotition to the North Pole (as Pooh) to see if I could find something more inspiring than the above. Anything green, anything growing. Guess what? The earth has layers. (Incidentally, this post […]

January 17, 2013

Holes reloaded

Growing stuff

Confession: Sometimes my posts have hidden pieces I don’t share. Do you want to see? ***** Confession: I hate controversial topics, though I tackle them. I do love truth. Multifaceted, complex, everyone’s-perspective-thrown-in-truth. I love debate. Er. Correction—I love watching debate. But I hate moderating it. This time around, we’ll keep things really simple, focus on […]

January 15, 2013


Growing stuff

The earth is round. The cycle spins. The grass is greener than you’d expect, this time of year. Melting snow turns to water. Zook yard turns to mudhole. Have you ever dug a hole in January? It’s enchanting. All that rich, dark earth, splendidly flecked with earthworms. I dug a lot of holes on Saturday, […]

January 14, 2013

Two-sided living

Brain things

So much to celebrate, so much to mourn. Here’s something I’ve been formulating this week, still in embryo stage. *** What does growth look like from up above? Oh look look! A wisp of green A sprout, a shoot! Twin baby petals, lushly dainty Unfolding miracle Pulsing life And the color! The radiant, vibrant, thirst-quenching […]

June 1, 2012

One thousand gifts in a single day

Life around home

Bluest of skies, perfect temperature My brand new clothesline, quickly revolutionizing the way I feel about laundry The heavenly smell of fresh-crusty, sun-baked clothes Four puffs of gray velvet, old enough now to spit fire at me from their little red mouths and big blue eyes Two boys living outside, digging dirt, building forts, riding […]

May 21, 2012