Every once in a while I wake up with a sense of sorrow so deep I just want to fall back asleep and try again. Today was that way. I love how the ocean fog that’s rolled in overnight dissipates so slowly on these quiet mornings, giving me time to adjust to the rising summer … Continue reading Morning Fog.
By the Brother: Our plane touches down on the runway at the Tacoma airport in Seattle. As the pilots park us at our designated terminal, the seatbelt signs turn off and the sound of metal unclipping floods the cabin. We are seated in the rear of the plane and wait patiently as the passengers ahead … Continue reading Unchecked Baggage
THE SISTER: There’s a faded picture of us, with our backs to the camera, sitting on the banks of the river facing out. Both of us legs crossed, I’m looking slightly up toward her. My second-to-oldest sister has dark hair like mine. And, come to find out, she has a similar sense of humor. Sometimes, … Continue reading Party of Five.
By the Sister: You know how people say if you go too hard for too long you’ll crash? In the last two months, I’ve crashed twice. And I’m not talking metaphorically. First I backed my cousin’s SUV into a fence. Then, as I was backing out of a tight parking space, turned hard into a … Continue reading Crash and Learn.
By the Brother: As I drive the last mile or so to the Alamere Falls trailhead in Point Reyes National Seashore, my little car dances back and forth around potholes in the dirt road. Some are too big to avoid and I have to drive at a crawl to make it through. I meet Monica … Continue reading Where the river meets the ocean…
We haven’t seen each other much lately since we live two hours apart and have both been working a ton, so I was super excited for a chance to explore Portland together for a couple of days before catching an early flight home on this guy's birthday! We ate delicious food (five stars for West … Continue reading 37.
FROM THE SISTER: People always talk about childhood being carefree. Remember when you were a kid and you didn’t have a care in the world? Um, no. Even kids with healthy homes have it tough. There are monsters in closets and bullies at school, red marks all over your homework, hand me down clothes two … Continue reading Get Your PLAY On!