a year of us | day 135

day 135 In the dream, my camera fell into a murky green river. I had been standing on a bridge with a friend. Other friends were swimming below ....more

a year of us | day 134

day 134 It seemed easier to stop by the tea house to write. I dropped them off near the office and drove into town. I walked around the shop and tried to figure out how to order ....more

a year of us | day 133

day 133 The cardigan wool sweater reeked of mothballs. I wore it anyway and let it air out on our walk. It reminded me A ....more

a year of us | day 132

day 132 After. An hour of email tech support, dentist, burnt rubber coffee, leftover soup and wine, one in the bath, the other off for a car ride. I sat in the creaky wood chair and wrote ....more

a year of us | day 131

day 131 Sunday: water, coffee, a page from The Wonder Boys, green smoothie, sandwiches, Lost in the Supermarket (The Clash), out with the boys, basketball, potato leek soup, another paragraph read. +++++ I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again ....more

a year of us | day 130

day 130 After class ended and the boys fell asleep, we wrapped ourselves in blankets on the living room floor for movie night. +++++ I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again ....more

a year of us | day 129

day 129 We drove north on the unplowed back roads into the feathery snowfall. The little one fell asleep after five minutes in the car. L followed close behind ....more

a year of us | day 128

day 128 Sun, at last. Left the house dressed in one less layer, plus lipstick and boots. Somehow it meant writing would be swifter, easy to access while sitting in a sun-drenched café ....more

a year of us | day 127

day 127 The lingering cold and sprouting teeth kept him from sleep. It was the same with L at that age. The exact moment you feel stuck in a toddler time warp, begging for another hour of sleep or a quiet afternoon to read and write, the thing that kept them fussy and out of sorts moves along ....more

a year of us | day 126

day 126 I turned around. He grabbed a pepper from the fridge and sunk his teeth in. That was after a few sips of smoothie and before oatmeal ....more