The docs

Frances’s preferred documentary topics are diverse. Each topic’s phase is quite intense, lasting anywhere from weeks to months, during which period she learns a great deal. It also means that I learn a great deal, too, because, after all, I am with her as she watches her docs. Before Frances had come along, I couldn’tContinue reading “The docs”

On choosing pets 

For many years, watching documentaries has been part of Frances’s very strict bedtime routine: if she does not watch a documentary or if she falls asleep during one, she will wake in the middle of the night crying and repeating, “I didn’t watch a documentary.” So, I try to start bedtime early enough so thatContinue reading “On choosing pets “