Friend Finder

I gotta hand it to my mom. Even though I mailed her Mother’s Day gift late, single her out fairly frequently on this blog and moved 1,688 miles from my hometown, she still sends me interesting articles. This week’s was no disappointment. With a crazy-ass name like “A 75-Year Study Said This Is the #1…

Love Before the Internet

Reality refused to meet my sky-high expectations. So, I lowered them. [sg_popup id=”1403″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]I was born a hopeless romantic. Due to my life circumstance and trajectory, I was — for good or ill — enabled to stay that way much longer than most kids are these days, what with “sexting” and porn and the Internet….

How to Un-Friend IRL

Ghosting is so 2018. [sg_popup id=”1403″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Remember middle school? You’d start the year sitting with Jemima (or Betsy or whomever) at lunch, proudly declaring your friendship to the world with those glittery “best friend” heart necklaces from Claire’s. You’d plan sleepovers so you could choreograph fake music videos to Spice Girls and No Doubt while…

Game Change

[sg_popup id=”1403″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Alright, y’all. It’s time to shake things up a bit. This blog has always (and will, probably, always) be about storytelling through writing. The written word is my bacon ‘n eggs. Always will be. But this blog is about me AND you. It’s about us moving forward, however imperfectly, together. So, I’m adding…

The Things That Come Between Us

[sg_popup id=”1403″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Change is a funny thing. It’s hard to get used to, even when it’s beneficial. Maybe the problem is that you never know if the change you’re facing is going to be 100% beneficial while you’re going through it. But change is a catalyst that keeps us alive, helps us find purpose and…

Sometimes, I’d rather just move.

No, it won’t all go the way it should, but I know the heart of life is good. – John Mayer Sometimes, I’d rather just move.  [sg_popup id=”1403″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]It’s so messy, this business of relating to actual people. Instead of hanging in there, sticking it out, making apologies for my shortcomings (which are so very…

300 years ago, I’d be dead already.

“It interests me that, despite those who preceded us here, despite everything we’ve managed in science, we haven’t got a shred of information or understanding about what happens next.” – Norman Lear, creator of All in the Family and The Jeffersons (As told to Catherine Bradford and Gina Pell of TheWhatList.com) 300 years ago, I’d be…

Wide Ocean

It was just supposed to be a side gig, a small class to enhance my writing projects, and boost my confidence. Despite a few published works here and there, my writing wasn’t “going anywhere” anytime soon, and it seemed as good a time as any to learn some adult skills. So, I started a coding…

Crapshoot

My kids spent exactly four hours at daycare yesterday, but the tearful reception I received when I arrived to pick them up made it seem like four days. Weeping and wailing, they clung to me like barnacles, elbowing one another to get a better grip on my legs. And all the while, their dad was…

The Sizz

I never thought that I’d get married so young. Twenty-four is young, right? I never thought I’d have kids before the rest of my friends, or live in Montana, married to a man who hunts our meat. In high school, if someone had described my life to me, I’d probably tell them to fuck off….