Miniscule snowflakes drift by sleepily today, while burly college men sprawl around our cherry wood kitchen table with my husband. Photo: Gabriela, Creative Commons, cc license Raucous laughter breaks out as they tease each other about the board game in front of them, and I grin quiet and shift more comfortably on my desk behind…

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Photo: Cedric Lange, Creative Commons cc license Purple and orange cream sliced the horizon in layers as twilight sank into cold winter night. I scrawled a few lines in my journal during a work lull Monday night, before clocking out for the day. Twining the black scarf around me in layers and zipping my red…

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“The footprint of the house looks small for all the living we did here,” I remarked to John, staring down into an excavated basement cavern. Photo Credit: Terinea IT Support, Creative Commons, cc license “I was thinking the same thing,” he said, kicking a clod of dirt careening below. Mounds of soil flecked with green…

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