Also, a flash fiction piece that I entered into Brilliant Flash Fiction's Equality Writing Contest was longlisted for the contest, although it ended up not placing. The winning and shortlisted entries can be read online here.
It's been busy this past week, and I feel that I'm still trying to catch up. We enjoyed the Irish Festival at Fairfield University over the Father's Day weekend. Unfortunately, it rained during most of the weekend. We stuck it out for a few hours and managed to soak in some fun activities in addition to getting soaked. They had an animal presentation where kids could handle everything from a gecko (pictured with my younger daughter and her grandmother) to rabbit to chinchilla. When it really poured, we all crammed together in the hospitality tents to listen to some fun Irish music - my father-in-law took a great picture of two security women staring out at the rain, which was pretty much what we were all doing, in between mad dashes to the dessert/beverage tents to stock up on hot tea to keep us going. They also had a nice section of bouncy castles and slides that my kids enjoyed before the rain shut them all down. Here are some pictures: