Busy & Bored

Busy & Bored

It’s late, at least by my standards, and Anthony Bourdain is guiding us through the bustling streets of the Vietnam countryside. I’m on the couch, legs folded beneath a throw blanket and fingers wrapped around a mug of hot tea. Geoff’s sprawled out next to me, crossed feet perched comfortably atop the coffee table fashioned […]

Oh No She Didn’t

Church

I don’t usually write about controversial topics, partly because I hate confrontation but mostly because touchy subjects are so damn … touchy. There’s enough disagreement in the world to fuel a century’s worth of reality television so it certainly isn’t hurting for my trivial two cents. Which is why you should know that this post […]

I See You

I See You

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while now but I’ve never been able to find the words. Like smoke drifting towards an empty sky, they elude me. Come back, words, come back. But they won’t – not ever – because words like this aren’t meant to be captured or contained. It’s maddening, the […]

To Other Bloggers

To Other Bloggers

Blogging is a paradox. It’s a diary, only public. An attempt to stand out that inevitably results in fitting in. A removal from yourself that unavoidably connects you to others. An outstretched hand that, after countless hours of tap-tap-tapping on the keyboard, necessarily delves inward. It’s trying to find yourself through words only to discover […]

Right Now It’s Hard

Rain

Last week, for the first time since we moved in four years ago, our basement flooded. It rained all night and we woke up to wet, squishy carpet, which might have been tolerable if our dishwasher hadn’t crapped out last month and if our Monte Carlo hadn’t reached 200,000 miles a few days before. (Yes, […]