Sunday, April 14, 2019

New Beginnings

Need a fresh start in the middle of April?

The little sibs at Hawk Island. #SaturdayHikingClub


Friday, April 12, 2019

Compulsory Heterosexuality

More than one student has told me how Adrienne Rich's Reflections on "Compulsory Heterosexuality" changed their lives. I was thinking of that today when I was looking for a card to celebrate our newlywed colleague T and her wife whom K and I were taking out to dinner. Even bunnies and birds were pretty gendered, and it took me longer than usual to find a nice card. Between that and having to read a whole Elle article on my phone before I could pick a nice champagne in our budget, I spent way too much time at the store. Ha.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Presto Change-o

I was trying to take a picture of early morning bougainvillea and jasmine, when I noticed... SNOW????!!! WTH, Michigan?


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

That girl lovvvvvvvvves her dada

Not this adorable girl in the foreground whose new Amelie-style haircut we were trying to document... (She loves her dada, but reserves her lovvvvvvvvvve for mama.) Talking about the other adorable girl--in the background--looking up at her dada all heart-eyes-emoji style.


Tuesday, April 09, 2019


You said to sing with you:
I start off like a boat

dropped into the water
turning round and round

worrying and wondering
at the same movement

until I catch the uplift
and the current leads us and

we're at the top of the next note
floating, the size of an insect

which then washes over, catching
us in the clear curl of the wave

* I don't know where this came from, but I will say Nu and I have perfected the howl part of Lady Gaga's shalalalalalalow, and sing it every time we're on our way to school.

Monday, April 08, 2019


I am the child with a knife--
for all my years now,
and in monosyllables

I have been digging in the
softness, the door
to some other worlds

Moon is eyeball today
side-eye tomorrow
I stay here, I witness.