· Naughties
· · 2008
· · · December
· · · · 12 (2 entries)

The School Concert · Our son is at­tend­ing Grade Four in a spe­cial­ized pro­gram that in­cludes a com­pul­so­ry String In­stru­ments class, thus he’s been strug­gling to mas­ter a screechy lit­tle vi­o­lin since Septem­ber. It’s a pub­lic school; by some bud­getary jiggery-pokery they man­age to re­tain the ser­vices of a nearly-full-time Strings teacher. Last Thurs­day night was the Christ­mas Con­cert fea­tur­ing the fourth and fifth grader­s, and we had no idea what to ex­pec­t ...
Decemberblossoms · Walk­ing down to the shops at the cor­ner in the damp Pa­cif­ic North­west dim­ness, a hold-out rose caught my eye. It’s beat up and soak­ing wet, but this time of year you take the flow­ers you can get ...
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