I have always been envious of those people who have faced their challenges without exactly seeing them as challenges. You know the ones I mean: their house burns down and the television reporter says, “What are you going to do now?” and instead of bursting into distraught tears, they say,Continue Reading

Being Jessica’s mother is a little exhausting, and not just for all the reasons I’ve talked about. Mostly, being Jessica’s mother is exhausting because she wants the days never to end. She wants to pack as much into every one of them as she can. And because I don’t knowContinue Reading

I recently mentioned Terry Pratchett, who occasionally writes about a young witch, Tiffany Aching, and her obnoxious chums, the Wee Free Men, and if you haven’t read Sir Terry, you should. At any rate, he was still on my mind when I started writing this post, and I thought itContinue Reading