What I learned from my “Wear Color” phase

I wear a lot of black. Like, a lot. My sister once mocked me by customizing a black t-shirt for me bearing the phrase: I’m only wearing black until they make something darker. That was 15 years ago, and my tastes haven’t changed much. When I sat down to capture my Life List a few […]

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Better late than never

It’s been the winter of sunshine around here, and we are genuinely loving it. We’ve spent more than one weekend in nothing heavier than a sweatshirt, enjoying an unseasonably warm few months while simultaneously keeping an eye on the forecast, certain the snow and ice are just around the corner. After all, it is Northwest […]

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And boy are my arms tired!

There’s certainly never a good time to have the flu, but on the day of your favorite boy’s school talent show and comedic debut?? Thank goodness for technology and for his sweet teacher who sent me this video. Transcript: How many of you are from outta town? I just flew in from Wedington Street and […]

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Walking with sticks is magical

This time last year, we’d already had eight snow days. So, naturally, this year I put my faith in the persimmons, stocked up on hot chocolate, bought snow pants that will only fit him for a single winter, and braced myself. Here we are — January 21st — and not one snow day. Not one […]

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2014 in the rearview

We tried something new during both Hood and Martin family Christmases a few years ago, and we’ve now adopted a new holiday tradition. After dinner one night, we let the dishes sit and we take turns sharing our highlights of the past year. Like many families, we are geographically spread out and we certainly do […]

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