Category Archives: malcolm

On your 2nd birthday

Dear Malcolm, You’re two years old!  Two whole years old and you are so clearly your own person. With likes (stickers, soccer, strawberries and pirates,) dislikes (bees, toothpaste, the tribal masks on Uncle Tommy’s wall and doing anything you don’t want to do when you don’t want to do it,) and full sentences (I love […]

This time last year

I’m nursing Malcolm before his bedtime when Bob puts on Malcolm’s lullabies and I start crying. The music takes me back to our bedroom on the island. To the first few days of Malcolm’s life. The memories squeeze my heart. I ache for that time. Such joy. Did it really happen? The Putumayo music carries […]

The dangerous pursuit of happiness

Bob once said this: “Our country is dedicated to the ‘Pursuit of Happiness.’ The problem with that is that if we’re constantly pursuing happiness… we’re never actually happy. It’s always in front of us. We should be dedicated instead to Happiness. Or just being happy.” Wise words, no? (I love that man) I believe that […]