Go the F**k to School

In the spirit of that timeless children’s classic, Go the F**k to Sleep, this is what’s been running through my head since December 26 (disgruntled parents, please feel free to add your own verse in the comments): Holiday breaks are lovely. Our family vacation was cool. But it’s been three weeks since Christmas, Please go [...]

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Krispy Kreme…2012

It’s a good thing that this post doesn’t require words, because I have no idea what to even say.

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21 Days

After three days, 718 miles of driving, four border crossings, two late-night hotel check-ins, six Canadian Rick Rolls, one kid wetting the sofa bed, one kid sleeping in his brother’s pee on the sofa bed, one kid crying at Niagara Falls because I wouldn’t let him wait in the car and one long-anticipated order of [...]

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Our Inheritance

We thought he looked like Elvis. A picture of a young man in his military uniform, ridiculously handsome, we were all transfixed by that photo as children. Years may have passed, but there was no mistaking the broad shoulders, proud carriage and glint of mischief in the eyes. That dashing, young soldier had become our [...]

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The Hustler’s Apprentice

The Hustler’s Apprentice

If you haven’t been watching (I mean, really? WTF?), for the last few weeks I’ve been doing this Google+ Hangout series with some of my favorite ladies. I think according to Google it’s supposed to be some sort of parenting advice talk show thing, but since none of us are even remotely qualified to give [...]

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Roar

They say you fall in love when you least expect it. Though I can’t put my finger on the exact moment I realized that it was L-O-V-E, I think it started with my hair. I asked Dave to shave my head. In the kitchen. Of our house. With the clippers I can only assume he [...]

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I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

My first car was a powder blue 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. It had 132,000 miles, cost $2,000 paid in monthly installments of $100, handled like a tank, and was the best thing to ever happen to sixteen year old me. It took me to school, friend’s houses, parties, out on dates, dance class, play rehearsals, [...]

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You are not a slut

Nobody really knows their label in high school. It’s simple to pinpoint it for everyone else…he’s a jock, she’s a prep, he’s a stoner, she’s a nerd. But ask someone what group they belong to and you’ll usually hear “I’m not really in a group. I’m sort of friends with all of them.” It’s easy [...]

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Asking for it

On June 7, 1998 in Jasper, Texas, James Byrd Jr. was beaten, urinated on and dragged behind a pick-up truck along an asphalt road until his eventual death by decapitation. But he was a black man in the South and he accepted a ride from three white men, so he was asking for it. On [...]

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If friendship had a flavor, ours would taste like regret

Airplanes. Penicillin. Atari. All super awesome inventions. But, as far as I’m concerned, the 20th Century invention with the greatest impact on civilization? Hands down. Caller ID. I mean, when I was 13, answering the phone was a total crapshoot. Maybe it was Beau McLaughlin calling to tell me that he really loved me and [...]

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