Tree Roots

July 20, 2010

I used to play beneath the huge elm tree in front of my childhood home. Actually, I imagined underworlds, and I built “borrower” way stations—little twiggy lean-tos where I would leave treasures… tiny offerings in the tangle of thick roots. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Goat Path

May 10, 2010

Walking across campus, caught up in my own thoughts, I looked down and realized that I wasn’t walking on the sidewalk, but on a more direct path that cut across the lawn. I’ve heard of using these goat paths to plot out walkways on campuses, and I like the idea; but, on an ever-expanding one-hundred-year-old campus, it’s more practical to simply design walkways. Read the rest of this entry »

A Dream

May 3, 2010

As is our morning ritual, I get dressed while listening to the radio alarm playing Morning Edition. It’s set for 7:30, over an hour after I get up, and it slowly wakes my husband. So, I usually stand at the door to our bedroom after getting dressed and say “good-bye” to a pillow over a face. Read the rest of this entry »