Regular Cast of Characters

Jeff – me; mid-30’s full-time parent, part-time collaborator with Ava

Ava – my wife; teacher, researcher, mother; lodestar of all that is good and just in our home

Pip – our son; 7 years old; blond-haired, blue-eyed inquisitor; barometer of our family’s emotional well-being

Polly – our daughter; 5 years old; brown-haired, brown-eyed sprite of the house; taster of all things food and otherwise; Pip’s shadow and alter ego