life

Sep
08
The Guest in 22B

The Guest in 22B

The motel on the corner of Cedar and Broadway had been a decent stopping point between Memphis and Tulsa on
6 min read
Aug
25
Why I Write

Why I Write

There was a moment in my childhood of great delight. A twirling metal gate led to a grassy place against
3 min read
Jun
17
Gardening: A Lesson in Failure

Gardening: A Lesson in Failure

When it comes to gardening, I’m a bit of a schizophrenic. You never know what you’re going to get from year to year.
2 min read
May
23
Accepting Limitations

Accepting Limitations

Lately, I’ve been thinking about limitations. More specifically, that I have some. And acknowledging these limitations has shifted the way I view my life in two seemingly contradictory ways…
1 min read
Oct
03
The Mountains God Has Made

The Mountains God Has Made

We started talking to Valentine about our Colorado vacation about a month ago. I would say, “Valentine, we’re going
3 min read
Sep
10
What I Discovered During My Depression

What I Discovered During My Depression

A couple months ago I told you that I wasn’t doing very well. I felt inexplicably sad and overwhelmed.
3 min read
Mar
03
Beauty Advice from an Expert

Beauty Advice from an Expert

As always, I watched the Oscars this year and, in the words of Mr. Ritter, if all of the gorgeous
1 min read
Feb
18
A mothering tip for handling repetition...

A mothering tip for handling repetition...

These days, Valentine likes to repeat everything. Words. Movements. Books. She throws up her little arms and says “gen!” (Once,
2 min read
Nov
22
30 Reasons I'm Thankful to Be Alive

30 Reasons I'm Thankful to Be Alive

1. The way it feels to drive in a car with the windows rolled down on a warm summer evening
3 min read