But calling you Princess was never about the fairy tale. It was about position, not disposition. You were a first born, an only daughter, born to responsibility and opportunity. And you managed this with deportment and grace. Continue reading Happy Birthday, Princess
For every 100 people who claim to only need five or six hours of sleep, only five of us actually do. Continue reading how to sleep less. and why not
When you get to the village, it is deep in a ravine, down a bumpy cobblestone street. You have to park and walk across a bridge into the small town— no cars allowed. As soon as you cross the bridge you are headed up hill, with shops and restaurants along the narrow dirt streets. Continue reading “of Spanish and sauerkraut”
I’ve referred to the parrots here, as a trope for the slightly exotic character of our surroundings. But I wouldn’t want to leave the wrong impression. Continue reading “they eat parrots, don’t they? (AA4c)”
Katie and I are finding a new pace for our life, now that we are getting past the travel and tourist aspects of our trip.
We are settling into our own routines, here on the edge of the mountains. I’m on sabbatical, which implies rest but in modern academia involves a set of expectations about the scholarly life. Continue reading “a river runs through it (AA4b)”
Serious draw-er is serious. Originally uploaded by Christian Metts This is our granddaughter. She is cute. She calls me Santa. Continue reading Serious draw-er is serious.