Holding Butterflies

Not too tight, not too loose

The Ordinary Finale

I just finished watching all nine–NINE!!–seasons of The Office on Netflix. It kept me company while I was sewing or folding laundry, and occasionally while I was cooking. Yes, that is a lot of laundry. Did you ever watch this show? Bill and I watched almost every week for the first few seasons and then we just lost interest. It was fun to see the story arc as the show.. Read More

Weekend reading and listening

Hope your weekend is going great. The trees have turned in a spectacular way here in Georgia. Time to get out and make some pictures. Here are just a couple of things I’ve run across this week: Via Edwin Leap, Ten reasons why I am no longer a leftist. Twenty-five years ago, the Berlin wall came down.  Can you believe it was that long ago? Some thoughts from a former.. Read More

Week in Review, for a couple of weeks

I was quiet here a little longer than I expected! Sorry about that. We are deep into late fall school around here, and Halloween came and went. Halloween used to be a huge deal around here, with costume planning going on for weeks and weeks. With Halloween on a Friday this year, we had a football game! Jack had to play in the pep band, so it was just the.. Read More

My Choice. Mine.

By now you’ve heard it: And I’ll pull out the key quote: Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. That’s not a choice we want Americans to make. I can’t let it pass. Whether or not Obama misspoke, he is wrong and wildly out of line. Assume.. Read More