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New Rule: There Are No Rules

At 5:15 p.m. on a recent Monday, my husband asked me, “What time is dinner?” For some reason, it struck me as odd. After all, it’s a question that’s been asked one fucktrillion times in this house, though less often now that we are barren. I generally have an answer that satisfies his need to associate all things with numbers. But not this time. Suddenly, my life flashed before my eyes. Well, at least the last four years since the final Great Migration. I was lost in thought. He asked the … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving 2021: Rectangles for the Win!

I’ve never been afraid of going off-script when it comes to making holiday dinners – or any dinner for that matter, and this year I’m going Full Metal Jacket on my family. I have no idea what that means, but what I am trying to say is that I’m not making a turkey for Thanksgiving this year. I’m making a turkey roast. More specifically, a Turketta: a deboned, hand-rolled, and tied whole turkey. The last time I roasted a mini pterodactyl was in 2019, and I lost. That fateful night, I proclaimed … [Read More...]

Here Comes the Sun

The last quarter of her junior year, and a pre-dawn drop off at the airport for an early Easter morning flight to her home 2000 miles away. A long, curbside hug goodbye after an extended visit home – three weeks instead of two. Tender admonitions, mid-embrace: “Take care of yourself; I love you.” “I will. I love you too.” “Take care of yourself – mind, body, and spirit.” “I will. I love you too.” “Bye-bye. I love you.” “Bye. I love you too.” An hour later, cresting the hill overlooking … [Read More...]

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