Author Archives: Leslie Beckett

How ‘Bout Them Apples

Fall means changing leaves and cooler temperatures…unless you live in Tucson where it just means not sweating on your morning walk to the bus stop (because you are still sweating on your afternoon bus stop walk). Fall has always been … Continue reading

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I’m American.

Last time I wasn’t sure of the context. Just because I heard a kid say “Miss Saigon” did not necessarily mean anything. Middle school cafeterias are usually chaotic: the clamoring of chairs and trays, the opening and closing of doors, … Continue reading

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Summer 2017

The boys and I enjoy looking at Facebook’s “On This Day” feature to see posts from the past. When there’s a video of them as preschoolers dancing in my parents’ kitchen or saying their bedtime prayers as toddlers, it helps … Continue reading

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Summer Day 3

My kids are officially out of school, and we have almost survived our first week of summer break. Almost. E-dogg finished his elementary school career (sniff, sniff) last week. Then for Memorial Day weekend, we rented a cabin with dear … Continue reading

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Blooming in the Desert

Last month, my morning walks with Harper became noticeably different. We live in the Sonoran desert, and it is as rugged and rough as one might imagine a desert to be. There are ominous prickly needles, not pleasant soft petals. It is no … Continue reading

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#HarpGoneWild

Like many dog owners, I think my fur baby is one of the sweetest, not to mention cutest. Harper Jameek really is such a good girl. She will follow Mike around the yard off leash, and even if the biggest, … Continue reading

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OMB!

You may be familiar with OMG (aka Oh My Goodness, for my parents who may not be as well-versed in the ridiculous ways our technical age has impacted our vocabulary), but I have a better acronym to blurt out when my … Continue reading

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