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the market menu: a debut

the market menu: a debut

What is the Market Menu? The Market Menu is a new collection listed across the top banner of the Winter House website.  An item can be found o...
a place to belong

a place to belong

One of the most magnificent things about Maggie's Lou Fusz lacrosse experience has been that it exists outside of her school experience. And her sc...
an invincible summer

an invincible summer

This was once a little lettuce seed that has survived the winter. It was plugged into the ground without a whole lot of care last fall and left to ...
almost heaven

almost heaven

This is such a banal thing to write an entire blog post about, but I have such a love/less-than-love relationship with the state of West Virginia. ...
dead average

dead average

On the back patio...Me: Your official grades for the year have arrived!Maggie: Uh.oh.Me: They're good!Maggie: Can you read them? {she's painting he...
a lacrosse banquet

a lacrosse banquet

We went to Maggie's lacrosse banquet the other night. I am such a stranger in a strange land at these things. We rolled ass-over-elbow into Francis...
mr. ford & me

mr. ford & me

Today. Today I am catapulted through my thoughts on the topic of who I am versus who I want to be.  Who I want to be, for instance, is a person who...
easy silence

easy silence

The other evening Dan was leaving the house and for whatever reason it was one of those leaving-not-leaving experiences. He kept saying goodbye, gi...
my mailman hates me

my mailman hates me

I'm not entirely sure I can explain how funny this was. But let me start with a fact:I think my mailman hates me. It is entirely a beast of my own ...
lucky to stay

lucky to stay

~originally published April 2020   You know, these end of the year days contain surprising blessings. Oh, it's not at all fun, but it's peaceful in...
the good stuff

the good stuff

Dan and I went out last night to The Axe House. Axe, like the deodorant, I couldn't help but note. Not "ax" like a tool. Something I would have fou...
other luck

other luck

We were driving back from lacrosse practice yesterday and Mags was filling me in on the news of her day, one of the points of interest being that h...