RACHEL'S RUMINATIONS!

Sometimes you just have to write…

The bloating of Chanukah

I’ve perpetuated the over-aggrandizement of a holiday that should pass relatively unnoticed.

December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Battling my little sister

But the “thunk” was my sister’s head.

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

7 things my son says

Getting any information from him is like pulling teeth.

August 29, 2013 · 10 Comments

Children at the Beach

Every sentence the under-sixes utter is about themselves: “I wanna …. (fill in the blank)”, “Look at me!”, and so on.

August 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Yes, I lose things too!

When I lost – or, rather, misplaced – my reading glasses yesterday, my husband pointed out that he wasn’t the only one who loses things. You see, if you’ve been … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Going to the Fair

There’s something magical about a county fair. It has an innocence about it; it hearkens back to a time when people enjoyed games and events that didn’t involve a screen … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

My husband’s superpower

Last weekend, I was sitting on the sofa downstairs, playing something or other on my iPad. My son, who’s 14 years old, came down the stairs and announced to me … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 8 Comments

X is for eXpatriate

I am an expatriate: an American citizen, now living in the Netherlands. But I’m not entirely comfortable with the putting myself in that category: “expatriate.” When I first heard the … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

V is for Visitor

I am a visitor here in Bellingham. I’m staying with a host family: people I didn’t know until I met them and moved in with them on April 12th. Ann … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

T is for Travel

What is it that we like about travel? I think people would give a variety of answers. Here are a few that come to mind. Experiencing different cultures and ways … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 4 Comments