Facebook is good for a quickie but doesn't allow the insight into the soul that is a blog post--so let's try this again, shall we?
Since we last visited, some things have happened but the essentials are the same....I live in obscurity in a forgotten corner of Maine surrounded by great natural beauty and possessed with an imagination, five cats, a loving husband, eccentric parents and globe-trotting children.
Over the summer, I closed my little law practice in the carriage house and took a job with the State of Maine, Judicial Branch working with two grant programs devoted to assisting families in the child protection system. While my efforts are devoted to the same topic as before, there are no more front-line skirmishes. After eleven years of being in the trenches, it was time to let my battle scars heal and use the hard-won wisdom to try and improve things.
What else happened in the last seven months--oh yes, we went to Chile in April to see how Vila Alhue had survived the earthquake and found that the charming little town had lost all of its 200 year old adobe structures but the spirit of the people was intact. The trapped Chilean miners are giving us all some insight into what that culture is made of--they have some strong internal stuff going on, for sure.
In May, son Ethan busted his legs six ways from Sunday. Rugby----what more can I say. Sara will finish up with the Peace Corps in five weeks--it doesn't seem like it could be more than two years but it is.
I've missed you all, my dear blogging friends, thank you for your patience and the facebook chats during my hiatus.