Recipe for a Summer Family Vacation {Vintage Post}

Summer Family Vacation Serves 12 INGREDIENTS 1 Beach House in a desirable location proven to delight. 12 Family Members, mixed ages. 6 Parking Spots, off-street. Foodstuffs, preferably ones with high sugar, fat, and salt content. Coffee, caffeinated. Alcohol, all varieties in season. Assorted Umbrellas, Beach Chairs, Towels, Coolers, Sunscreen, Aloe, Flip-flops, Sunglasses, Puzzles, Movies, Music,…

Recipe for a Summer Family Vacation {Vintage Post}

Summer Family Vacation Serves 12 INGREDIENTS 1 Beach House in a desirable location proven to delight. 12 Family Members, mixed ages. 6 Parking Spots, off-street. Foodstuffs, preferably ones with high sugar, fat, and salt content. Coffee, caffeinated. Alcohol, all varieties in season. Assorted Umbrellas, Beach Chairs, Towels, Coolers, Sunscreen, Aloe, Flip-flops, Sunglasses, Puzzles, Movies, Music,…

We Gather Together

Outside it’s treacherous icicle season. Inside we wear warm socks and layers while candles burn and familiar company shares meaty and sweet comfort foods. You would think we were embracing hygge (hoo-gah), the Danish lifestyle all about enjoying life’s simple pleasures. But this particular day was shaped in a decidedly American way. Sometimes when you…

Nothing but Net

The news predicted a nasty storm. I lumbered around the house packing my suitcase and imagined people scurrying to the market before the snow hit. Stockton and I left on time for the airport. When we parked, the garage rates seemed fair when it meant upon return, there would be no need to shovel out…

Of the Moment

Did you miss it? On the corner baby it’s cold outside, but the crowd will keep us warm. Buses rumble. Yellow taxis honk. The subway vibrates the ground. The aroma of roasted chestnuts floats past. Flashing marquees chase incessantly. People chatter, we hear a shout, a whistle and laughter. We’re paused on the curb, but…