The Guest in 22B
The motel on the corner of Cedar and Broadway had been a decent stopping point between Memphis and Tulsa on
Why I Write
There was a moment in my childhood of great delight. A twirling metal gate led
to a grassy place against
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.
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…
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
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.
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
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,
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