Thursday, November 19, 2009

Words from Washington

"Fathers and mothers, if you have children, they must come first. You must read to your children and you must hug your children and you must love your children. Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House but on what happens inside your house."

--Barbara Bush

(Washington Post, 2 June 1990, p. 2)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


As many of you know, I'm getting married on Friday. (woo!) Having never been married, I do not consider myself an expert in the field. So this is an open blog post. Any advice, suggestions, thoughts, or anything else you have regarding marriage are welcome and appreciated - and thanks to blogger, you can leave it easily in the form of a comment! (ps - It's not hard to leave a comment, you know. You can even leave it anonymously if you desire to remain unnamed.)

While there are no guarantees that I will take your advice, I'm nevertheless looking forward to hearing your thoughts, whether you are married or single or whatever. :) I need all the help I can get, after all...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

as she looked upon her children:

"You are the trip I did not take;
You are the pearls I cannot buy;
You are my blue Italian lake;
You are my piece of foreign sky."

--Anne Campbell