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Junior choir practice for “The Mikado.” The director is tough as nails and fantastic.

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2013.”

On the RangeSeptember 24 – 30, 2013

{On the Range} is my weekly series where I discuss what we’re doing, reading, and eating. It’s a little bit 52 project and other photo projects, and a little bit {Did you Read?} and {In the Ranger Kitchen}
My week…

  • Thanks to junior choir practice, I now sing this song in my head all the livelong day.
  • I accompanied my friend to the mall to provide support while she checked out some watches. It had been so long since I’ve been in a mall. After that trip, I now crave these welly socks that I spotted in Nordstrom.
  • Our 9th anniversary is tomorrow! I do believe nine years is a pair of welly socks. {hint, hint}


  • Anna Gunn wrote an excellent NY Times op-ed discussing what the “I hate Skyler White” vitriol could mean about our culture (spoiler: it ain’t good).
  • I enjoyed this New Yorker article arguing against holding back younger kids. A main point of the article is that research with the younger kids suggests, “in striving to catch up with their peers, they ended up surpassing them.”
  • Here’s another New Yorker article suggesting Middlemarch is a good story to weave into an episode of Girls. I can’t wait to see if she does.
  • Thanks to my friend Emily for sharing this article giving positive ways to encourage your kids to take turns on their own terms. Building patience muscles is hard but important work.
  • I am intrigued by Popular Science’s decision to stop website commenting (thanks for sharing, Noe!). I think NPR should consider doing the same.
  • I know I’m late to the party, but I would like to know where they got this dress for Marnie