Post Modem Depression

    Dear AT&T, My name is Beth, we’ve spoken before.  I’ve called you a few times, and I spent the bulk of today telling your social media team that your customer service is the worst I’ve ever experienced. I wish that this was the paragraph where I...
    FSBO: One Mint-Condition Birth Plan

    FSBO: One Mint-Condition Birth Plan

    Smoosh became a separate entity on Saturday morning, October 1st, 2011 at 8:18am, weighing 4 lbs, 1 oz, after what felt like about 30 seconds of labor.  Smoosh is a girl, she, her, peanut, princess, my Ada Colette.  There is not nearly enough of her to continue to...

    We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Lobster Costume

    Like maybe this one! Yes, friends, we are expecting a baby.   Of those who know already, the common question or expression is always related to how I dress and photograph my dog, and whether or not I will do that to the baby.  Amy says I can’t dress the baby...

    No one belongs here more than you.

    This book was shipped to me by Amazon in May of 2007, packed into a box unopened at my apartment, moved into the Stately Manor, never unpacked, opened, or even remembered as it was moved again and again. I just found it, in original Amazon packaging, five minutes ago,...

    Empires Weren’t Built Here: Part 3

    The engine dies and the mainline fails, but surely the heart and the soul prevail, like the wildflowers growing between the rails in the summer. – The Resurrection by Matraca Berg (linked version by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) —– Empires Weren’t...

    Empires Weren’t Built Here: Part 2

    My brother worked for us one summer, in the warehouse.  It was a very hot summer, and he’d take occasional breaks to come into my office to lean against my desk and gossip in the air conditioning.  Whenever somebody would walk in, he wouldn’t even skip a...