Thursday, February 28, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
As a person, as a woman, as a parent I am all things unconventional. I'm a hippie, I'm a liberal, I'm a vegetarian, humanitarian, I'm progressive and old-fashioned and traditional. I'm spiritual and apolitical, I'm philosophical and cynical. It's all part of the whole.
Friday, February 22, 2008
These are pics from my last pilgrimage home, as my youngest child, Yael meets her Carolinian kin-folk. If you look closely, you can see a few real-life historians in the mix. Enjoy.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I've got photos to post today, yes? I'm not sure who or what I want to post pics of today...it's going to take some pondering. There's a buzz about 80's pics in the fora, but 24 hours (or more if I slack off) of an embarrassing 80s photo, in full view of everyone on the interwebs is a bit risque even for a thrill-seeker like me. Unless of course... I take the favorite guy down with me, because two silly looking folks is of course much less embarrassing than one! Alright, I'm in. Here we are:
My favorite purple BUM Equipment shirt. We are 16 and 20 years old here on the NYU campus in NYC. Aah, sweet nostalgia! Not only was that hairstyle deliberate, but it was a good hair day and I was quite stylin' in all of my natural goodness! (The gods prevented me from capturing the full magnitude of Joe's giant Drew Carey-esque specs!) Cheers.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The Etsy community has really tightened around the support and search efforts for the Francisco family, short of checking local news, the community forum is the place to be to send love, money, support. prayers positive vibes and even donate goods. Local artists are also participating in the search. I haven't had this much faith in humanity since living in NYC during the 9/11 attacks. It's not a full restoration of faith, but it is a shimmer of hope that we haven't totally lost it.
I'm here in my dining room enjoying my morning coffee and catching up with my favorite guy on the latest homefront happenings. The usual routine but with a bit more substance today. Today I'm looking at him and thinking "I've spent just about every day of the past 18 years of my life with this person, more years with him than without him. We've built a family, established traditions, developed our own recipes and vernacular...of course I can live without him, but why would I want to"?
At your desk now, or on your walk home or over dinner, on the commute-wherever, tell the people who make your life special that you love them and that you cherish every moment you are together. When you're done, make an offering of prayer, love, positive energy, strength, grace or faith to The Francisco family.