Monthly Archives: April 2013

When did my daughter become my adversary?

When did my daughter become my adversary?

I can still remember the way she looked on my chest. Wet from the womb, her eyes wild and her chin, strong and angular, jutted out at me as if in an immediate assertion of dominance. She’s always been strong. Strong minded, strong willed. So strong, in fact, that she left a large, deep bruiseRead More

Forgive Me For Not Laughing

Forgive Me For Not Laughing

As I brought my car to a stop, pressing my foot down on the brake pad, I looked up to the opposite corner of the intersection, and my heart began to race. There stood what appeared to be a young man, in a flowing black cape with a hood over his head. My left turnRead More

I think I like photography.

I think I like photography.

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Get Thee to the Bartlett Arboretum

Get Thee to the Bartlett Arboretum

I looked at the clock on the stove in the kitchen. 3:05. I was unshowered, and still in my pj’s, taking a day’s rest to nurse my sinus headache and resulting malaise. While a small part of me wanted to stay in the comfort of my home and my leopard pajama bottoms, a bigger partRead More

Panic! in the Bathroom

Panic! in the Bathroom

Oh. My. God. OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD! My hands were shaking and my heart bulging from every artery when I saw what was on the screen. A picture of me. Well, half of me. From the waist down. Pants around my ankles. Sitting on the toilet. On Instagram. Did it post? Did it post? I didn’t know. MyRead More

A Beautiful Encounter Among the Dry Bones

A Beautiful Encounter Among the Dry Bones

“He’s not really here, honey. It’s just his bones.” I spoke these words from my own mouth, but I wasn’t sure I believed them. Part of me desperately wanted to believe that his spirit somehow lingered in this place, where flesh becomes fodder for earth dwelling creatures. I parked on the gravel path right inRead More