Hard to Die – A review

– Posted in: Book Reviews

Like so much of the nation, the Hamilton: An American Musical soundtrack dominates my playlists. Working from home means music often fills the space left quiet from the lack of co-workers, and I've listened to the Hamilton soundtrack more times than I could count. I should be embarrassed to say I've learned a lot about [...]

Breaking up with sugar and other thoughts

– Posted in: challenges

On Day 4 of my Whole 30 plan, we threw a sleepover for Abbey's ninth birthday. Much like hostesses throughout time, I didn't mind foregoing the pizza, but I had a harder time not nibbling on the "candy bar" offerings they used for their movie-watching snack. My entire experience with the Whole 30 mirrors those [...]


– Posted in: Joy

Dear Abbey, We started the day with birthday waffles, piling sweet bits of chocolate and sprinkles and whipped cream onto waffles that soon resemble morning cake more than breakfast. My photos blur again and again. I need a new camera, true, but you're animated and silly and utterly you when you're home with us. Later, [...]

Holiday Detour – The conclusion

– Posted in: Fiction

Continued from Part Eleven — or start at the very beginning with Part One. Thank you for your patience this year! Margot spread her hands on the table in front of her, eyes resting on her wedding with a goofy grin that wouldn’t leave her face. Vance followed her eyes and traced the band with his finger. [...]