(Once More) To the Lake

A family’s special places and rituals of childhood can sometimes exist suspended, unchanged by the passage of time. ¬†For Tim’s family there is this lake. It is summer and I know being here takes Tim back to the time when it was his bare feet running down the paths, his fingers tying fishing line to […]

Messing about in Boats

Tommy has the boat bug. He spends his lazy summer afternoons drawing boats of various design and badly wants to buy a boat. A big boat. He lists the reasons why this or that design would be “the perfect boat” for our family. These recitals usually go something like: “You’d like it because its beautiful, […]


July is here. This may be my favorite time of year. I love that strawberries are in season in time for the fireworks and our many family July birthdays. Here are some moments captured at the parade. It was rainy and at one point I had to retreat into the “Little Brown Church” and enjoyed […]