Tend Your Garden

It’s springtime, baby. My favorite season, my birthday season, that season when the morning air is filled with the heady scent of hope and possibility and growing things. And lilacs. Oh, the lilacs! And here’s the thing–for me, this spring, this year, in fact, is all about the fertilizer. “Bloom where you are planted” is […]

She Is Five Years Old

She is five years old. A reluctant kindergartener in the midst of a rocky start in this loud world of public school. She loves her teacher–a young and gentle woman with a soothing voice and a soft, curvy body pressed into snug dresses like Joan Harris on Mad Men. She isn’t sure if she should […]