Driving by the river this morning. From the back seat: "Mom! I saw a heron!" [pause] "At least I think it was a heron. It was as tall as a baby tree and as thin as a bicycle wheel. And kind of blue-ish."
I live with my husband and two sons on the outskirts of Philadelphia (although I'd rather live in the Pacific Northwest). I teach writing and literature at a local university, and also do some counseling from my home. I like to read more than I like to clean. If you've been to my house, you may already have noticed this.