Tag Archives: Jolie

How about Rapunzel?

My niece is pregnant, waiting for the new little person to shape and mold. But he or she (perhaps she knows which, I do not — not that it matters so much any more…), will need a distinctive name, and pronto.

I love words in general, and names specifically, so I can’t stop thinking about this.  I started to notice that a lot of names I might like to give to a baby are already on cars.

Sierra
Avalon
Jetta
Soul
Solara
Celica
Ranger (my favorite)
Liberty
Cooper
Pilot
Scout
Leaf
Windstar
Forester
Rogue
Opel
Pathfinder
Insight (a little abstract)
Mustang

Jolie, don’t worry; I have more.

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A family visit — Jolie

ImageAt the Lincoln Memorial (where she quickly found the typo in the Second Inaugural — love that!) 7 December 2013

My niece, Jolie Hicks, 25, has just visited Washington for a few days. She is delightful.  I feared (appropriately) not being an adequate role model, not doing enough interesting and meaningful activities, not listening enough, sharing thoughts and questions.  All of those fears I still bear, but she is completely charming, open, aware but not worried, physically beautiful without effort. It was heaven.

ImageAt the National Portrait Gallery, again with Abraham Lincoln (and James Madison, I think, looking on)