March: 10-on-10

February: 10-on-10

September: 10-on-10

The joke was "Alaskan's for Global Warming;" that was years ago, and it was completely light-hearted. Before we bore ownership to the first town that will see itself disappear because of global warming and before the summer of 2017. Before the Northwest was on fire and the South was flooded. When we called it global warming, instead of climate change. Now the joke feels awfully empty, as we bear witness to Mother Nature's cries for help. We've had one of the worst summers I remember here on our island, we may have had four days of actual sunshine- not so much hot, but kind of warm sunshine. It felt like we went straight from winter to fall. The leaves are almost gone, everything's almost brown. The snow will be here soon. Last year, the cold came early and lasted so long, the berries didn't grow. The bears got hungry, and in other places in the state, multiple maulings occurred, a highly unusual occurrence. The unusuals are piling up globally, & if we don't discover ways to answer the cries, we're going to continue to bear witness to our consequences.

Continue our circle with Emma

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July: 10-on-10

I treasure Sunday's. I have designated it as an unspoken family day, a lounging day, an adventure day, a day that is extra-special during the school year, when routine's are in full-swing. They are often concluded at my parents' home with hot, homemade soup. Soup on Sunday's, a family tradition we grew up with.

This particular Sunday was different, as they were out of town, and our middle celebrated his 8th Birthday, on Father's Day. He threatened to ditch us, with just his Dad, laughing that since the day was all about the two of them, it should just be the two of them. Lucky for us, his humor didn't get the best of him, & he let us tag along. Because it was a good day, as Sunday's tend to be, especially extra-special Sunday's. 

Cinnamon rolls, hot dogs, lemon meringue pie & sushi; fresh air, fishing & time at at one of our favorite little plots of land. Sunday's Celebration. 

Continue the circle with Emma

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June: 10-on-10

Dance rehearsals are no joke, & we now have three under our belt. I'm fairly certain that all three times, after all the energy has been drained from me, that I swear we will never do dance again. Yet the feelings aren't mutual, & she squeals with excitement, as she ponders what class & what performance will be happening next year...

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