Month: March 2017

Who will run the world?

Who will run the world?

Babygirl, leaping from couch to chair to ottoman: “I’m KING of the world and I have amazing superpowers! Look what I can do!” Babyboy, absorbed with a complex Lego creation which encompasses the entire living room rug: “You can’t be king because you’re a girl. […]

A Proper Library

A Proper Library

A huge chunk of my better youth was productively spent in the reading rooms, at long study tables, or in hidden cubbies of a number of libraries. Mom started us young, at the orange- carpeted seventies- style children’s room of my old hometown. I was […]

Lost… and sadly, found

Lost… and sadly, found

It is with deep sadness that I write this update to my February 19th post. A quick summary: On February 3rd, 2017, my thirty-four year old cousin John Vincent Sciaba went for a winter hike on his own land in rural Newfield, Maine. This is […]

Cooking with kids: Rainbow sugar cookies

Cooking with kids: Rainbow sugar cookies

Disclaimer from the doctor: No, these are NOT healthy cookies, and I have NO suggestions on substitutions to make them so! Rather, remember, everything in moderation. Because, hey, we all need milk and cookies sometimes. Babygirl and I saw a version of these on a […]