Graduation Day 2020
Graduation 2020. Anyone who has ever been proud of their kid knows how I feel, that telltale lump in the throat and feeling that your heart might burst into a thousand pieces of joy-light that shoot out into the universe as sparkles of optimism for the future, theirs and the world’s.
A Mother’s Day Letter from the Past
I found this letter to my Mom in a box of treasures I’ve had for a while…it was a homemade Mother’s Day card from when I was about 22. It made me smile.
Cooking with Kids
Cooking and eating are communal activities, and shared memories form very easily when food is involved.
It’s My Birthday, and I’d Like to Give You a Gift
A poem by Gordon Parks speaks of curiosity, wonder, celebration of life and nature, and the awesome, simple, dead-on-target mindfulness of children.
Le Ballon Rouge by The Musical Millennial, for Your Listening Pleasure
A new jazz composition by Thomas Wenglinski (the Musical Millennial of Glover Gardens), inspired by a classic short children’s film,
I Got You, Babe! (Fabulous)
The joy each family member finds in the others is evident. I couldn’t pick my favorite pic, so I’ve shared several, to help you feel the (fabulous) love.
A Brand-New Jazz Composition for Your Sunday Listening Pleasure
A brand-new Thomas Wenglinski jazz composition inspired by a Ryan McGinley photo and performed by the University of Texas Jazz Orchestra.
Haiku: Little Ones
This haiku for NaHaiWriMo is dedicated to all parents of little ones (and once-little ones who’re all grown up now) .
While Waiting for Hurricane Harvey, Here’s a Hurricane Rita Story: No One Understands a Mom Like Another Mom
A remembrance from Hurricane Rita and how it became an adventure for two moms and three small boys, shared while Southeast TX awaits Hurricane Harvey.
Godspeed, Robert Osborne: A Millennial Mourns
Our family mourns TCM’s Robert Osborne, with the millennial out in front. He says: “it hit our family pretty hard”.