I was walking to my first class of the day, American Literature I think it was. I distinctly remember thinking how oddly quiet it was, and I took note of how many people I saw on their cellphones. Most of whom were crying. My first thought? Break-ups. College was drama, so I chalked it up to love ... » Learn More about 12 Years Ago
My Grandma, May She Rest in Peace, Was Nuts
I've never published twice in one day, but because today is special, I'm breaking all the rules. Today is four years since one of my very favorite people left our family and went, we hope, to Heaven. My grandma. Man, was she cray. And I loved her for it. I loved her even when I took a new ... » Learn More about My Grandma, May She Rest in Peace, Was Nuts
Happy Birthday, Happy Husband!
There has been a blanket of "blah" over my city for the past week. Most of the sadness stems from a tragic accident at our zoo, one that I can't stop visualizing before I go to sleep each night, one that has me holding my kids tighter and longer. But some of it consists of personal stories from ... » Learn More about Happy Birthday, Happy Husband!
The Things She Carried
In the wake of any relationship's conclusion, via break-up or death, we carry pieces of that person with us long after their face fades from sight. Without warning, we are transported back into time. Bette Midler's "The Rose" triggers memories of my Grandmother's funeral. One whiff of Calvin Klein's ... » Learn More about The Things She Carried