It’s that time of year again. Days filled with lists and ads and endless hours of shopping. The time when we run from store to store getting all the supplies and get cramps in our hands from all the check-writing. Workbook fees, athletic fees, class dues, and yearbook fees all come due at the exact … More Emergency Contacts.
Over the past 2 weeks, the girls and I have been studying the Roman Empire in History class. They’ve been learning about emperors and gladiators, architecture and infrastructure. But yesterday they got a very unique lesson in the meaning of the popular expression, “When in Rome…” You see, on this island, the locals live “Aloha.” … More When in Rome.
I know all about sisters. As a matter of fact, I have a bunch of them. One full, biological sister, and a grand total of 6 that are half-sisters and step-sisters. Some I am very close to and share countless memories with because we’ve spent a ton of time together, and some (I confess) … More A New Kind of Sister
Over 20 years ago, I was running. I was running on the track and cross-country team at my high school. I met two girls named Jeannie and Kim. They were patient. They went out of their way to be kind to me….giving me rides to and from practices and meets. They listened quietly as I ranted … More The Musketeers and Their King
I have an incredibly special friend. I met her almost 20 years ago while working at a summer camp. Her name is Kathleen, but she’s notorious as “Kaster-woman” or “Kaster,” for short. It wasn’t hard for us to get to know each other because she asked me exactly one million questions. Sometimes they were trivial … More Day 21: “Kaster”