Road Trip with the People Inside

Road Trip with the People Inside

Summer is here, and with summer comes the call to travel. Today, Lily, 9 and I embark on a road trip, 400 miles and 8 hours’ worth of driving one way, from Walla Walla to Port Townsend.   It’s not quite traversing the distance between the two most distant parts...
Survivors and the People Inside

Survivors and the People Inside

New week, new circumstances. Hoosegow and I are survivors.   The past three and a half years have, in some ways, been our own private reality TV show. When we moved to Walla Walla there were 7 in our household. Now our herd has been winnowed to two.Two humans,...
Remembering Friday with the People Inside

Remembering Friday with the People Inside

I am sad to report that my friend and housemate of 14 years, Friday June the Sixth, has died.   I’m sad, too. Ditto.   He was the world’s sweetest cat. And the world’s best snuggler. 100% true, Lily and 9, and I’m sure anyone who met him would agree. But his life...
Performance Report with the People Inside

Performance Report with the People Inside

It’s been pretty crazy around here, me bouncing like a pinball between performance obligations and overseeing Friday’s end of life experience. Perhaps a performance report is in order?   Oh good, a theatre review! Can I write that part?   Please, Lily. This...
Transitions with the People Inside

Transitions with the People Inside

This week is all about transitions, as both a noun (the process or a period of changing from one state to another) and as a verb (to undergo or cause to undergo the process or period of transition).   First up, transitions in the form of a verb. Why? Because my...
Fourth Grade and the People Inside

Fourth Grade and the People Inside

9 is in the fourth grade, Mrs. Morton’s class, with twenty-some other kids.   There’s Zoe, she’s my best friend, and Ron, that icky boy who sits behind me and glues my craft scissors together, and Jeri who’s always getting in trouble for talking too much. Mrs....

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