Remembrance

Recently a friend and comrade in library love, Susie Swenson, passed away. She went peacefully in the arms of her husband and son surrounded by love and family.  She fought a long  battle with the dreaded capital C,  since her twenty-something son was only a toddler. So many rallies and such determination to live. She … Read more

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Wedding Vow Preparation and Reflection at the Beach: 25 Years Later at www.LlisaNalbone.com

My 25th  wedding anniversary is in two days. Summer solstice time.   Time to reflect. I read my vows and get teary. They are so great. Sweet. Naive. We spent so many hours at the beach, sifting through beautiful, smooth stones as we discussed, chewed on, wrangled, and negotiated over what we wanted to say, … Read more

Ode to an Unsung Hero

Happy Father's Day, a fthers day tribute at www.lisanalbone.com

This post was written when I saw the Unschooling Blog Carnival’s June Theme Celebrating Fatherhood. I realized I don’t express my appreciation enough and decided I wanted to chime in.  I get lot of strokes for being Dale’s unschooling mom . But really,  I couldn’t have done it without Pierre. Dad went to work while … Read more

Garden Epiphanies

  I’ve been working in the garden these past few days of unseasonal warmth and dryness. After two weeks of illness I really wanted to be out and moving in the sun. I wanted to DO something where I could immediately SEE the results. I started on the weeds: onethera, bermuda grass, morning glory, and … Read more