No Country for Old Men

  I fully realize that I’m a good 9 years late to this discussion, BUT, so be it.   Bryan and I watched No Country for Old Men the other night and it was my first time seeing it. I was totally thrown by the dramatic switch in the story telling (when you don’t even see […]

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A Vote Against Trump

Yesterday’s discussion (which mostly took place on Facebook in response to this post) was immensely helpful. It clarified what I was pretty sure I already knew. I solicited the opinions and reasons of many (both on and off the internet) who I highly respect.  The only argument brought forward that could in any way be compelling is […]

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Is There Any Reason to Believe That Donald Trump Might Actually Keep His Word?

  I am asking this question in all seriousness. Do you believe Donald Trump? I cannot in good conscience vote for Hillary Clinton. So she’s not an option. That seems to leave Donald Trump. But I can’t in good conscience vote for him either – not as things currently stand. Bottom line: I don’t believe […]

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Bison Talk 3

  Owen, just now:   What is a hashtag? Is it when you eat a hash brown and play tag?

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Maybe I’m developing a green thumb?

So I tried my hand at re-potting a plant the other day.  I think it went ok. The tree isn’t dead…yet. Actually, it seems like a very hardy tree given that it has survived this long – since December. I have a very poor track record when it comes to plants. They always die. Orchids, potted […]

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Mardi Gras and King Cake

Last year one of Bryan’s clients sent us an authentic New Orleans King Cake. It was our first and it was delicious! We’d never celebrated Mardi Gras before, but the cake came with a whole history of the celebration and an explanation of the cake: whoever gets the piece with the baby Jesus becomes the […]

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Today’s my due date and I’ve been dreading this day for several weeks. And yet, now that it’s here, it almost feels like a non-event. Partly, I know, it’s because I have friends praying especially for me today. But I think it’s more than that. It’s because losing Colin is a gift that I am beginning to recognize. Until his […]

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Bison Talk – Episode 2

  Phillip (currently three) is a really small kid. He’s in the bottom 1 percentile, meaning that 99% of boys his age are taller and weigh more than he. He’s healthy and eats well, so it’s not a cause for concern, but it does make him seem extra young. His overall demeanor is serious and […]

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Bison Talk – Episode 1

  In the bathroom, bathing the boys tonight before bed:   Me: Owen, if you were a fruit, what kind would you be? We both paused for a bit and I decided, “A coconut. I think you’d be a coconut. And Phillip, hmmm, I think maybe you’d be a tangerine.” I continued washing Phillip, and […]

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It’s Painful and Confusing

  I haven’t written in months. I don’t know how to write about Colin, about losing a child, but I can’t write about anything else unless I do. Colin died. I don’t know him, and because of that, I don’t feel close to him. But losing him hurts on a level I didn’t know I could […]

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