The Go-Bag: Essentials for Surviving the Summer Sports Circuit

For anyone spending the summer outside on the baseball/softball/soccer fields, at swim meets, track meets, volleyball games, or making beach or camping trips, the summer sports Go-Bag is the clothed and fearless equivalent of a Naked and Afraid survival tool: You don’t think you need it until you NEED it. Last weekend, at my daughter’s

Mid-Winter Cravings for Bold Prints and Happy Hues

Relative to winters from the recent past, this has been a gray, rainy season in Los Angeles. I love a cold, rainy day when I can be inside my own house, but sometimes I get a bit tired of the blah, colorless, concrete jungle. Moreover, for the last few weeks, I’ve been preparing a styling

Turning, Turning: Days Three and Four of a Family RV Trip

In the context of this song, which I refuse to believe it’s merely instructional and lacking poetry (see last week’s post), simplicity is defined relative to shame. According to the author, we’ll know we’ve gained true simplicity when we can bow and bend without shame, so we can infer, conversely, that to not bow and

Life in the Valley of Love and Delight: Days One and Two of a Family RV Trip

Apparently, this old puritan hymn is a dance tune meant to help young, chaste dancers follow the right steps and keep time with the choreography. How disappointing if that’s true. Even if it is, I choose to hear it instead as a gentle charge to continue following my conscience, finding my True North, remaining on