Bethany Lee is a freelance writer who lives in Mono.
The Call of the Open RoadMar 20, 2023
When the call of the road beckons, it’s time to plot a course for new adventures, towns and cities.
Arrival of the AuntiesNov 20, 2022
For many of us, as the daylight grows shorter and shorter, it’s a time to gather with friends and family.
How Will Our Kids Align Their Stars?Sep 20, 2022
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s such a familiar question. We throw it out to the littlest of our littles, as early as age three or four, once their interests start to sparkle.
The Summer I Went SwimmingJun 24, 2022
“I don’t know how to swim,” I said quietly.
Treasures Worth SavingMar 29, 2022
I looked out the window and pondered my own answer to the question I’d asked.
Call Me!Nov 29, 2021
So many old phone numbers came rushing back to me when I was doing some cleaning recently and found a tiny leather address book.
A Time for ListeningSep 24, 2021
Covid has forced us to work in new ways amid absurd family pressures. But coincident with the pandemic, we have been also confronting broader issues.
Board Games for the BoredJun 22, 2021
As the pandemic wanes, our columnist taps into her nostalgia for board games with a fresh-out-of-the-package Scrabble.
Pandemic FatigueMar 31, 2021
A year in we’ve been through so much – but we’re still putting one foot in front of the other.
“Ching-Ching-Peek-a-Boo!”Nov 24, 2020
Remembering the one and only Marie of Marie’s Driver Training.
When Times are Tough – Decorate!Sep 18, 2020
To make things better in my family, we’ve done our best with paint and elbow grease to improve our physical space, in the hope of providing fresh perspectives to brighten our minds.
Messing with Our Sense of TimeJun 25, 2020
Are we in the middle of the pandemic, approaching the end, or is it just the beginning?
The Learning JourneyMar 24, 2020
As I watch Adrian’s pencil continue across the page, I’m thinking about the messiness of learning in this period of his life.
Not So FastNov 22, 2019
Will we ever return to a time when mending, reusing or not buying in the first place is the norm?
The Big SleepoverSep 16, 2019
Having a friend over, the excitement and anxiety of sharing your space, was such a thrill.
Moving OnJun 20, 2019
How did I find myself here, again in the middle of boxes?
First JobMar 19, 2019
What was your first job?
Sweet ToothNov 20, 2018
When my mom asked me to bring dessert for a recent family celebration, I panicked.