staring down the barrel of September…

Yesterday was my daughter’s first day of her junior year of high school, and my son starts his 7th grade year at a new middle school next week.  I’m in the middle of  a rude and abrupt awakening from the endless-summer fantasy I’ve indulged myself in these past few weeks.  Like always in the month of August, I’ve had that stupid “mother-amnesia” thing […]

Football: a “lower-conciousness sport”?

Somehow I ended up giving birth to a bunch of athletic kids.  All three of my children (two boys age 19 and 12, and daughter 16) have been capable, if not gifted, at nearly every sport and physical activity they’ve chosen to pursue.  My youngest son’s first word was “ball”.  As soon as he was able to get his baby-self into a seated position, his favorite way […]