Monthly Archives: June 2015

Eulogy for a tree

The big white oak was between 350 and 400 years old, the biggest tree in my town, the second biggest in Connecticut, according to a tree expert. When my parents first bought the land where they would build my childhood … Continue reading

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McDaddy

In honor of Father’s Day, I figured I’d tell you a few little secrets about McIrish and his paternal skills. When the Princess was born, he cried. It’s the only time I’ve ever seen him cry from happiness. They have … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada!

I had a great time in Ottawa last weekend! I’ve been to Montreal before (once, with McIrish), and Waterton National Park, and a strange little place called Fort McLeod, but Ottawa was new to me. It’s an old city and … Continue reading

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In case of disaster

I saw San Andreas tonight because I love disaster movies. Dragged the family with me, too, so they too could wince and cringe. We had a wonderful time! Disaster movies reassure me, because (I think) they prepare me for the … Continue reading

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