10 Years Old

I will have no child in single digits when the clock ticks over to 4.21pm this afternoon. Yes, it’s big 1-0 day. On top of that being a significant milestone in itself, Riley’s birthday also means that this blog’s big 10th isn’t far behind. They’re inextricably linked in my mind. If you’ve read my blog…

Friday Celebrations #37

Today’s post is going to be a test (and, hopefully, demonstrate) why I started this ‘Friday Celebrations’ year-long series. The simple truth: I don’t really want to be here. It’s the seventh anniversary of my father’s passing. The psychic grief wound is open, bringing familiar pained and sad feelings to the surface. But as I…

Digging Up Skulls

Two years ago, I wrote about an incident involving the death of three birds in our vegetable cage. They have been there for months. Back in April, when the weather was turning for the worse and there were enough scrappy leftovers from the summer harvest to prove tempting, we heard a tremendous commotion coming from…