Projects of Passion

By | 2016-12-26T14:50:14+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Family, Introspection|

Have you ever had that one project you could never put down? A passion that haunts you, and won’t let you go, no matter how many failures you encounter along the way? That’s how treasure hunts have been for me. When I’m making a treasure hunt, walking through a city looking for hidden locations in plain [...]

Two Years for Taos

By | 2014-01-17T11:38:42+00:00 January 17th, 2014|Family|

I have three big kids. Taos was not a baby for very long. He has two older siblings to chase after, to learn from, and to mimic. I was really surprised that he potty trained at 18 months old, but happily relieved! This actually makes it very hard to dress him, because nobody makes big [...]

My best friend died this year.

By | 2013-10-31T11:11:54+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Family|

Tika MacTavish Huntress, you were my best friend. I loved you through all of my grown up life. For twelve years, you were our companion, our pet, our friend, and our protector. Today, on All Hallow's Eve, I look back on the time we spent together in this life, and I am so happy I [...]

No enemies, no drama, and a new place to live.

By | 2017-12-29T20:19:49+00:00 September 2nd, 2013|Family|

This is a story about a pedophile I never knew, a landlord I once called a friend, and a family of gypsies escaping into the night. “This is what gypsies do,” my wife said to me as we were packing our sparse possessions into a small caravan of modern-day gypsy wagons. “They pack in the [...]

The First Birthday for Taos.

By | 2013-01-08T19:04:16+00:00 January 8th, 2013|Family|

Me and my boy, we've got back-to-back birthdays. Last year, when Johanna started going into contractions on my birthday, I thought, "How great! We can share a birthday!" As the contractions went around the corner, into the morning of the 8th, I realized how much nicer this is. I've got my day, and he's got [...]

Taos crossing the Rainbow Bridge

By | 2016-12-26T14:55:40+00:00 January 8th, 2013|Family, Introspection|

There are as many Rainbow Bridge stories as there are Waldorf Families. This is my story to Taos on his Special Birth Day. Happy Birthday, my little Great Spirit. Taos Crossing the Rainbow Bridge by Johanna Huntress There were once three little angels, who were born of one star, and who had loved each other [...]

A Very Costa Rican Day.

By | 2012-10-26T19:06:20+00:00 October 26th, 2012|Adventure, Family|

Today we received our Cedulas in the mail, the ID cards that designate us as Costa Rican permanent residents. Today the Costa Rican bureaucracy, rightly earning its legendary reputation, spent an hour and a half stonewalling me over the legibility of an unnecessary stamp on a translation of my marriage certificate. Today I spent an [...]

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