May 27, 2016
Today I dream a day
That is no better than the last
And no worse than tomorrow
Today it is just right.
Today I dream a day
Where the air is clean
And heavy with a warmth
That washes over my dirt sprinkled toes
That walk the streets
In my noisy heart-and-crime filled neighborhood
Where vendors share their goods and smile
And bikes go missing.
Today my neighbor down the stairs drew a picture
Of our house filled with three families
Stacked a top each other.
He, with his four years,
Understands this place the best.
Layers of people in one house
Who share smiles and guard bicycles
And overhear each other’s madness
Today was hot and sticky
My dark fur covered best friend
Lounged and sweltered
And survived the sun drenched parking lot
To get to the dog park
Today I dreamt a day
That was filled with all the things that make a day
Like any other day
May 26, 2016
May 15, 2012
I can't help but pick bouquets everywhere I go this time of year. I love finding flowers and herbs where you would never expect them. These petals were just too beautiful to cast aside after they dropped. Floating on water with a sprig of spearmint, they add a second "bouquet" to the kitchen.
Mar 19, 2012
Not yet spring, but the weather is amazing. On Friday Bart and I drove up to Portland, ME to see the Head and the Heart play. We spent the night and the next day explored the shore with some friends. Crawling sea side rocks in Cape Elizabeth was beautiful. We made our way home in time to celebrate Bart receiving his official captain's license in the mail. Hooray!! On Sunday we sailed from morning till night, from Ipswich to Lanesville to Plum Island, and back to Ipswich. Picnic and good company included. The boat was built by our friend Zack, and he's been kind enough to take us adventuring in the recently warm weather. Today we couldn't resist another boat ride, although just in the skiff, up to the beach. Got in another picnic :).
Mar 9, 2012
A photo essay about an afternoon, in a kitchen, with a side of homemade hummus.
Feb 6, 2012
Bart and I spent the weekend dogsitting Wallace. We also managed to scrounge up some killer meals and get in some beach time. I don't think Wallace minded tagging along.
Jan 12, 2012
Today completed the trial run of new curriculum developed for FoodCorps after school programming. The activity, "Competition for Resources" was a relay style game where children (K-5) competed for limited amounts of sunlight, water and nutrients (represented by scraps of colorful paper). Those who got enough sunlight were allowed to grow from seeds, to sprouts. With enough water, they could become plants, and with enough nutrients, they grew branches and fruited. The game piggy backed off of Tuesday's gardening experiment-planting radish seeds with varying degrees of space. One pot seeded with an entire seed packet, one pot with half a packet, and one pot with just five seeds. What do plants need to grow, why do we remove weeds and what happens if seeds don't get everything they need?
Today was fun. The kids were excited. Watching them run, scream, laugh and smile was refreshing. It didn't feel like a classroom, and even though we were indoors, the activity had the feel of The Food Project-something special and sometimes tricky to obtain when we venture into new areas.