Family, Home, Memoir

Welcome to Utah

Since moving to Utah, we have noticed a few things that are uniquely Utah. Take this... Or this... And this... And one of my all-time favorites... I am slowly getting educated on the soda culture in Utah. I've seriously never seen anything like it --places like Swig,  Sodalicious and Fiiz everywhere. These are small soda shops (sometimes nothing more than a… Continue reading Welcome to Utah

Change, Friends, Home

10 Lessons about moving

I keep a five-year journal , a charming little gem that allows me to write five-line entries for five years. Every day, it tells me exactly what I was doing the previous year on the same day. My daily entries from last year at this time included : Last visit to our home in Virginia. That… Continue reading 10 Lessons about moving

Change, Home

Welcome Home

Several years ago, I interviewed Jeanne Marie Laskas, a columnist for The Washington Post Magazine, who wrote the weekly column called Significant Others. I asked her how she came up with a column topic every week for over 14 years. She said her ideas came from thinking about what moved or touched her that week. I often… Continue reading Welcome Home

From the News, Home

In Like a Lion

Happy March! Yesterday I woke up to a winter wonderland, again. Felt like the movie Groundhog Day. Remember Bill Murray waking up day after day and experiencing the exact same thing over and over? "I'll give you a winter prediction: it's gonna be cold , it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last for the… Continue reading In Like a Lion

Family, Friends, Home

Home — the acquisition of memories

I'm still enjoying the afterglow of Annie's wedding. One of my favorite things about the holidays and the wedding was having my house full of people -- my people -- my friends and family, including our new addition of a son-in-law. A perfect kind of holiday. I love a full house full of people; a house… Continue reading Home — the acquisition of memories