There’s a photograph of a ceiling hanging on our wall. It was taken at an angle, from below and to the side, in a construction zone, with stairs leading…
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These shriveled fingers are red with cold, engagement ring loosening, threatening to fall. We are getting our photos taken, standing on the ice with no…
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December 2022

In 2022, I took a thousand photos of things that don’t matter, and not enough of the things that do. I wrote a thousand little thoughts in the Notes app…

November 2022

I went down to get my mail and found a L.L. Bean catalog. I’ve never purchased anything from L.L. Bean, but I do happen to own a hand-me-down L.L. Bean…

October 2022

It was incubating. It was waiting. Did my writing seem low-energy two weeks ago? It was. I didn’t know it myself, but It was perched inside me…
Feet Flatten everything. They flatten their ears, flatten their backs, burrow themselves into the hardwood floor, preparing for a leap. Preparing for…
I can remember four times this summer when a clear skies forecast left me unprepared for a dumping thunderstorm, and at least four other times when I…

September 2022

Tiny crystals of calcium carbonate line your inner ear. Their role is this: submit to gravity. Tell the body which way is down. When you move, they…

August 2022

It was a hot dry day. Seth wanted to go on a thirty-mile bike ride. We were bikeless. We found a bike store. They had normal bikes. They also had tandem…
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It was the most important decision I had to make all day. The only decision I had to make all day. But my options were limited. It was between a plain…

July 2022

It was a Friday night and I had nothing to do. But there’s always something fun to see at Marshalls, where everything’s on sale and nothing makes sense…