¿dónde está la biblioteca?

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Queen’s College Library at Oxford I’ve been in love with libraries for as long as I can remember. Saturday mornings, my mom used to drop me off at my hometown library on her way to go grocery shopping. I quickly graduated from a storytime participant to helping the librarians return books to the shelves. By the time I was 12, …

Yummy Mummy Goodness!

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News Flash… I’m pleased to announce that Erica Ehm has chosen The Birth House as a book club pick over at Yummy Mummy! Yes, the Erica Ehm. If you haven’t heard, she’s got a nifty TV show devoted to motherhood, finding balance in your life, and “parking your guilt at the door”. (Gotta love that!) Best of all, there’s a …

mixing memory with desire

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April is the cruelest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers. (The Burial of the Dead from T.S. Elliot’s The Wasteland) I lost someone this past week. She was not my mother, and yet she saw it fit to …