Category Archive: Baby

One Art: Losing Myself

It’s been more than a decade since I’ve seen Sister Ollie, one of my Nana’s dear friends. More than a decade. I’m old. And suddenly, for the first time, I feel old. A decade since I’ve seen… Continue reading

Kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils, and Baby Wombats — Oh, My!

In the small town of Bicheno is a 150-acre fenced and gated plot of land that’s called East Coast Nature World. Turning into the asphalt parking lot at the edge of Nature World, we felt… Continue reading

We Are the Magic-Makers

  Back where I’m from in Ohio, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing any other Sunday in the year, but come Christmas and Easter, you put on your fanciest clothes, get the family… Continue reading

April Fool’s Baby

It was on April first last year that I played the biggest April Fool’s joke ever — by telling the truth. I was pregnant, and my due date, as determined by the doctor I visited in Hong… Continue reading

Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland

  In the Midwest, Ohio or Michigan, you can get in your car and drive for miles without seeing anything of note, just farmhouses and fields of corn or wheat or soy or… Continue reading

Peronal Style: Tango in the Park

    One winter, many years ago, I danced Argentine tango on the well-worn wooden floor of Ann Arbor’s old grange. “You are an . . . experienced . . . dancer?” leads would… Continue reading