“Absentia” and Valentine’s Nonsense

First of all, I love Valentine's Day. I say I don't because I have a very seriously ingrained and expected personality trait of surly resistance and salty distaste for all things pink or heart-shaped or tainted in any way by the concept of love. But since I began our Valentine's Day hotel room adventure three … Continue reading “Absentia” and Valentine’s Nonsense

A Hotel Room and Intrusive Thoughts

First: it's column day. It's time once again for our annual Valentine's tradition. The girls and I have been getting a room at a local hotel each year for the past three years for a Valentine's treat. We order pizza. We don't officially jump on the beds. But off the record, yeah. We totes jump … Continue reading A Hotel Room and Intrusive Thoughts

Functional Poverty and Your Hard Earned Tax Money

This started out as a response to a Facebook comment from someone with absolutely no insight into how bright their privilege burns in their thoughtless response to a simple "be kind" meme Clearly, it grew swiftly and viciously out of control, becoming entirely inappropriate even for the most dedicated and zealous of keyboard warriors to … Continue reading Functional Poverty and Your Hard Earned Tax Money

Two Hour Delays and Crying at Work

***Update*** As I am wont to do, I started into a point and then lost it in a tangent. The point I started to make, that unravelled quickly, is that writing, for me, is my detox. I identify with Alexander because he's such a morose little fucker. But I also recognize that Alexander dug his … Continue reading Two Hour Delays and Crying at Work

Bagel Day and a Couple of Kittens

Harper and I had some very much needed Mom-Harper time. Raising multiples can be difficult for any number of reasons. Raising multiples of very differing personalities, without someone to help break up what can quickly become a rather triangulated interpersonal dynamic from time to time? God damn, it's frustrating. I never cease to marvel at … Continue reading Bagel Day and a Couple of Kittens