Suspending Belief

Recently my 5-year-old told me she no longer believed in flying reindeer.  The conversation went something like this: E, “Reindeers can’t fly.” Me, “Well, maybe not all reindeer.” E, “Mama, you know no deer can fly.” Me, trying to think of something, “Okay, but maybe Santa uses some magic on just his reindeer to makeContinue reading “Suspending Belief”

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Great photographs of some truly fantastic and creepy costumes from National Geographic. Photo by Werner Baiker as found at Wikimedia Commons with the following license: Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free SoftwareContinue reading “Etc.”

Living in a Winter Wonderland

It’s winter in Massachusetts. The air is cold and damp and the ground is constantly squishy from the disappearing and reappearing frosts each morning or the frequent drizzle. We finally paid someone to clear the leaf, stick, and tree debris from the pre-Halloween hurricane. A task I finally had to admit I was incapable ofContinue reading “Living in a Winter Wonderland”