Time makes you bolder

Children get olderI've spent the summer thus far in service to college visits. ...more

Strawberries

I stood at the sink this afternoon, hands under running water, slicing strawberries.I'd finished cutting the peppers. Then I tackled the jicama. Bit by bit, the raw produce was washed and peeled if needed then assembled into the containers for the fridge.It's easier if I do all the prep work as soon as I get home ....more

I don't need that pressure, Ron.

In Target:Emily: I don't get "fitbit".Me: Neither do I. I don't need that kind of pressure in my life.Woman in target looking at the FitBit display: Oh, actually they're really fun! ...more

Indirect Conversation

Emily and Terrance have the perfectly awful habit of attempting to have conversations through me.I detest this, and have told them both a million times to just. converse. with ....more

My 2 Hours with a Felon

My birthday is coming.Terrance finds it increasingly challenging to find gifts with which to shower me after 25 years as a couple. This year, however, he came up with a novel solution: Tickets to see Night Vale.Now, I love the Welcome to Night Vale podcast. ...more

Words matter

I've spent 27 years caring for other people's children. I have no complaints about how I have chosen and managed my career. It was the absolute right choice for me and I do not recall a single day in which I hated my job ....more

Fledgling

The thing you don't want to do, when laying with 25 acupuncture needles inserted into your body, is to make a sudden movement.Your muscles will tense. They will tense around the needle. ...more

Limits

An open letter to my beloved siblings:If you plan a vacation to Japan to intentionally visit the "Suicide Forest", do not anticipate that I will drop what I am doing to come save you when you are trapped as some forlorn ghost.I love you, but come on.Baleful Regards,Your oldest sibling ....more

lists from 3 a.m.

Did I remember to change the office hours in my syllabus?I must refill the school lunch account for Em. Those reminders are worse than the cheery "Hey! It's time for your student loan payment to be snatched out of your savings acct!" ...more

Death may take a holiday, but Vomiting does not

An oldie, but goodie. ...more
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