San Francisco (part 3 — how to get your kids to want to go to Stanford and more GGB)

How to help your children dream of attending Stanford some day: 1) Talk about it a lot. Like, all the time. Never let it worry you if they start rolling their eyes. They’ll come around. I’m just sure of it. 2) Tell them how awesome their cousin is who graduated from there. 3) Work in…

San Francisco (part 1)

Ok so this is what happened: My sister Charity lives in San Francisco and she loves it. And when I say “loves,” I don’t mean she just thinks it’s pretty cool to be in an awesome city like that. I talking about serious “adoration-with-every-ounce-of-her-soul” kind of love. I’m pretty sure that’s the type of person…

walls, part 2

(part 1 of “walls” is years ago back HERE, in case you’re interested 🙂 This sign hung above the door of the playroom in our old house: It was up there for years.   And you know what?  It didn’t stop any whining. We had whining going around a-plenty (I think payback for when I was…

two days in BANFF

two days in BANFF

Last week Dave, Elle and I lucked out and got to spend a couple days in one of the most beautiful spots I’ve ever visited. Here’s what we did with two days in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. We drove and hiked and rowed and oooooo’d and ahhhhhhh’d at all that beauty. A one-on-one…