Category Archives: musings

Pen to Paper

“Mrs. Occupant.” The handwriting on the envelope was as familiar as my own. The curve of the letters, the neat-but-sloppy rushed penmanship–I know it like the back of my own aging hand. It was the same handwriting that I found printed on the napkins inside my lunchbox during elementary school. I love you! the writing...

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Meadow: Nine

I open the door to the garage and Meadow bounds down the two steps in one big jump. She swings the car door open and I watch, holding her backpack, as she hops to the far side of the backseat. I swing her way-too-heavy backpack into the seat next to her, while she straps on...

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Again & Again

Last week I decide on a great plan to glide through, worry free, the rest of 2020. I tell Chad about it. Mention it to a few friends. A family member or two. I’m going to go to sleep and wake up in 2021. It seems simple enough and full of logic. Right? No? My...

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Say Something

I am not qualified to talk about a lot of things. Most things, in fact. I am an expert in nothing and know a tiny bit about a few things. For this reason, I say little of great importance outside of the confines of my closest friends and family. Politics? I’ll leave that to the...

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