the life binder

Have I told you about the life binder before? I don’t think I have, because it was an idea of mine that was very short-lived in its first incarnation, and I don’t think I had time to write about it back then. It’s untimely demise,… Read More


chirp. chirp.

It didn’t start with election fatigue; it started long before that, but election fatigue is what tipped the scale, I think. Wednesday night—after two days of media inundation—I decided I needed a break from social media. I signed into my social media accounts and let… Read More


The birth certificate clerk came in our room, gave me the form for a birth record, and said she would be back in twenty minutes to collect it. Truth be told, we didn’t have a name for the baby yet. We had months of deliberation, debate, lists, and changing minds, but no name—and now we had twenty minutes…READ MORE