Tangent: The Best Defense My cat, Owen, turned eighteen this past February. He’s starting to look like a bit bony and a little scruffy, he sleeps even more than he … Continue reading TBR List Declutter, Issue 41
When someone asks where I’m from when my husband is around, he jokes, “She’s from the United States.” It’s easier than listing the many places I’ve lived. All of my … Continue reading Perpetual Pilgrimage
On the way up to Maine this weekend (my first time in Maine), I was feeling intractably out-of-place, sort of fundamentally alienated, when we came upon Portland. It seemed like … Continue reading Why Put a New Address on That Same Old Loneliness?
The title of this post is a reference to the theme song of the television show Rawhide. I’m not sure I ever saw the show myself, but my parents sang … Continue reading Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’; Keep Them Boxes Movin’
The packers come tomorrow. Yikes. We’ve been eating down our inventory in our cupboards, fridge, and freezer in preparation for our move. Which means there’s room in my freezer for … Continue reading Week 43 Review: Smoothies to Spare
The last week of Service Month passed with my doing very little service. There were a few random acts and I made a point of staying to help clean up … Continue reading Existential Angst and the Cross-Country Move: Week 42 Review
The first Christmas after my husband and I graduated from undergrad (before he was my husband), I bought him a leather jacket. This gift was perfect for him, not because … Continue reading Lousy at Keeping Secrets
“All of this is new to me,” my husband was telling my daughter. They were walking behind me on the trail. I watched the dirt and rocks as they passed … Continue reading The Long Goodbye