Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Face that Broke My Internet

Wednesday, June 29th 2016 During our first day camping Lovell’s Island, Boy records his face on my phone.  Between smitten and curious, I try uploading the short video directly to blog  (after all there is a button for that).   Before long … Continue reading

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Meet Lovell’s Island

Wednesday, June 29th 2016 Meet Lovell’s Island in Boston Harbor (“HAHBAH”).       We are going camping there today!   Right here in Massachusetts Bay.   “A rocky swimming beach, pine woods, and the remains of a fort characterize Lovells Island.” … Continue reading

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ClaraJane’s First Ballet Day

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016   Immediately after the last day of school, ClaraJane and I steal across town to her FIRST BALLET CLASS EVER!  Her excitement is driving the train, and the pleasure is so palpable I tumble strait into … Continue reading

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Tobin Montessori Room 283

June 2016 Assembled here for convenience, in reverse chronological order, are all my posts about ClaraJane’s adventures in Room 283 at Tobin Montessori, in one clickable list.  Enjoy! 2017-01-11 ClaraJane’s 5.5th Birthday Walk 2016-06-16 Drumlin Farm Field Trip 2016-06-13 ClaraJane’s 5th … Continue reading

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Commencement Commitments – These are the Dyes

Tuesday,  June 21st 2016 Of all the things happening now somehow I dial into this one;   Solstice is here, the kids and Paul have ONE MORE DAY of school tomorrow, I’m endowed with gigs aplenty.  After a 4-show gig this … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2016

Sunday, June 19th 2016   For Father’s Day, Paul gifted us with a day full gloriously unstructured possibility. First Up:  Hanging About   After the best darn Breakfast-He-Didn’t-Cook-Himself-Today, mom & kids swirling around the home and a lot of bicycle … Continue reading

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Political Revolution – Fair Elections

Friday, June 17th 2016   To Bernie Sanders’ lawyer, Brad Deutsch (, FWIW: Dear Mr. Deutsch: At the behest of a petitioner Stephen Fox, I am writing you to urge support in your work responding to the election fraud … Continue reading

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Drumlin Farm Field Trip with ClaraJane

Thursday,  June 16th 2016     As we careen wildly toward the  looming End-of-School-Year, today I got to chaperone with a shit ton of these little Children’s House Montessori students.  Happily, my charges were primarily ClaraJane and Victor who together … Continue reading

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ClaraJane’s (Almost 5th) Birthday Walk

Monday, June 13th 2016   School will be out when she turns five so we celebrated a month early in class today. Paul and I are invited into the Montessori classroom to participate in morning announcements, followed by some mindfulness breathing … Continue reading

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How Do You Spell “Now?”

June 11th 2016     Just one of those arresting moments you want to climb inside and just be.  That’s all. 2016-06-11 CJ’s ABC’s [40 seconds]:   ♥♥♥  

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