Archive for September 2012

The Tyranny of Stuff

The process of unpacking and then re-organizing your home convicts you of the tyranny of your stuff. The hours I’ve spent this last week and a half in “home-making” are really hours spent in taking care of the ridiculous amount of material goods that we possess. Now that we’re in the new house and loads [...]

48 hours in California

We are 48 hours into our “new life” in California. A few things I now know: (1) It smells beautiful in the morning: pine and eucalyptus and rosemary. (2) We will all be incredible hill walkers in a few weeks. (3) My children love to be outside. (4) Bees massing on rosemary hedges are beautiful. [...]