Category Archives: life

Everything But the Kitchen Drink

Dear C, You’ll never read this, and although I’ve said much of this directly to you, you won’t remember it.  You were drunk.  Not even drunk as a skunk.  Skunks deserve better.  You were ugly nasty mean fucking hideous drunk.  … Continue reading

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No Punny Title Today

I just found out someone died – someone that used to be a huge part of my life. I hadn’t seen him in nearly 30 years. That’s kind of awful, that someone can go from being a huge, day-to-day part … Continue reading

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Depress Your Luck

This is one of those “speak my truth” moments.  I’m depressed.  Not “having a bad day/week” depressed.  Like actually depressed.  Now that I’m acknowledging it, I think I’ve probably been this way for a while. I think my shitty summer … Continue reading

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The Son Also Rises

Dear Felix, I want to tell you a few things, but since you aren’t really able to have heavier conversations, I figured I’d jot it down for later. First, please know that this summer was not the summer I wanted … Continue reading

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Thank You For Your Nervous

About a week ago, I drafted a post.  It was driven by worry, and the worry was driven by “experts” who were convinced – and were in turn convincing – that we were about to be destroyed by hurricane-driven flooding.  … Continue reading

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The Whole Is Greater Than the Summer Of Its Parts

About a month ago, I was talking to my good friend, M (I’ll stop short of calling her the Divine Ms. M, only because that’s already been taken, but she is and she’s the mother of my bonus child, fighter … Continue reading

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Germs and Conditions

Ours is not a “family that gets sick” kind of household.  I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I’ve had to take Stella to a doctor outside of regular checkups and ADHD visits.  Same … Continue reading

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These Boots are Made for Walking Pneumonia

I’ve been feeling like merde for the past couple of months, finally going to urgent care on Memorial Day, at which point I was told I had a sinus infection and – brace yourself – a cough.  I was given … Continue reading

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Suck In the Middle With You

I’ll be honest, I’ve been feeling a bit down about my kids lately.  I know it’s summer and I’m supposed to be taking it easy, but it still hasn’t been easy. I’ll start with Stella, as that one seems a … Continue reading

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Who, What, Where, When, and Nye

We are easing into summer after returning from vacation.  It’s been a week.  The kids have done pretty well, although Stella is about to go on a major YouTube/device diet.  I swear those things are a portal through which demons … Continue reading

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