Written by Patrick Ness and beautifully illustrated by Jim Kay, A Monster Calls, relates the story of young Conor, a boy in England living in denial about his divorced mother’s health prognosis. At night Conor is subjected to a recurring nightmare of such horror that he cannot even verbalize the events he witnesses, while during … Continue reading A Monster Calls
Last Sunday, while most of you were probably still snug in your jammies sipping coffee, the Lunar B*tches reunited in a parking lot up at Thacher. It was grey and wet and chilly, but the festive and costume-clad crowd pumped us up for our 6 mile trail run, the Squirrelly Six. I was glad that … Continue reading Squirrelly girlies
My youngest son goes to a magnet elementary school in our neighborhood. The latter fact is more the reason he attends that particular school than the arts and humanities centered curriculum, but we do enjoy many of the activities based upon the school's theme. This week the school community's marked their Third Annual Multicultural Celebration. … Continue reading The multiculturalism of crepes
It was summer and I was about 13 years old. I don't know what initially started the disagreement, but words flew between me and the other girl. She was from a family of girls and she was far meaner than I. She wrapped up her verbal assault with a shocking assertion regarding my mother, my … Continue reading I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are
What do you think? Are you aware of the current controversy regarding Mayor Sheehan’s budget proposal which will eliminate a ladder truck from the South End? When I first heard about it, in my typical fashion, I hastily concluded that taking this truck out of service would have a minimal impact. It seemed to me … Continue reading Save ladder 1! Save ladder 1?
Does anyone else remember that abbreviation meaning something else back in the day? I'm not talking about the state of Connecticut either. These days, however, CT is the short form of Computerized tomography aka a Cat Scan or the test I had yesterday afternoon. If you're (fortunately) not familiar with CT scans, allow me to … Continue reading The ultimate CT
Since I've shared the part of my weekend when I did do things myself, I believe it is only fair to also share the days since then when I've been very much accompanied. Monday I went to see my ENT. I wasn't alone. My doctor pretty much did what I expected - an in office … Continue reading Not doing it myself