Thursday, June 16, 2011

Charlotte in Japan

Pat, Charlotte, and Jim in Japan.

A meal in Japan:

Charlotte on a cool balcony:

Vending machines:

In the bamboo forest:

Monday, January 3, 2011

Nineteenth Anniversary

Here's a photo of the church Eric and I stood up in, 19 years ago - Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas!

This album is one we listened to every Christmas while I was growing up.  It makes me think of snowy New England winters, roast lamb with rosemary & garlic served with mint jelly and peas, my grandmother's impeccable sense of style, my grandfather's unwavering belief in each of us grandkids, and never quite enough hours with my fantastic cousins.  

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Level up!

I leveled up this week.
Oddly, though Charlotte didn't hear me describing aging this way, she chose the same analogy.
Here's her birthday card for me:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Charlotte and I were watching tv when I noticed that a bat was circling the room over our heads.
Lisa:  "Don't freak out, but could you please pause the dvd and turn off the light?"
Charlotte: "Why?"
Lisa:  "There's a bat."
Charlotte:  "But I thought we weren't supposed to be afraid of bats."
Ultimately, we had two or three bats, visiting nearly every room in the house (I don't think it ever entered the downstairs bathroom, and it might not have been in the kitchen, but everywhere else).  One or two we managed to encourage to fly out a window.  One didn't manage that, and was collected the next morning (alive but disenheartened) by an animal control officer, who took it away for rabies testing.

And so, in tribute to our bats, I offer this poem, recited by the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland:
    Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
    How I wonder where you're at!
    Up above the world you fly,
    Like a teatray in the sky.
    Twinkle, twinkle little bat!
    How I wonder where you're at!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


My incredibly cool brother Colby and his wonderful girlfriend Uyen have decided to get married. This photo is of the two of them soon after he gave her the ring.