I had the privilege yesterday of getting some minor dental work done. Don’t ask me the name of the procedure, but it involves a bone graft, where they take a tiny drill and make holes […]
We have a new member of the family. She’s an older kitty named Crackers. She’s sweet and cuddly and very fluffy. We didn’t expect her, but I’m glad we have her. Welcome, Crackers!
Ten years ago, my father, Kyle, passed away.
I’m regularly reminded of him, especially around this time of year. I smell yet another pot of coffee brewing, no matter the time of day. I hear the sound of his laughter and endless conversation over coffee. I see the wires and microphones and the blue wisps of smoke rising from the soldering iron in the radio room.
I’m putting this album back in the rotation. I have good memories of this album. I got lost in it when I needed to escape reality a few years (or more) ago. Thankfully I don’t […]
Summer down where I live now is like winter where I used to live: If you stay outside too long, the environment will kill you. It’s strange to have cabin fever while staring out the […]
I initially wanted to say something profound or clever. Something from a different angle.
But Mother’s Day is a moment where we all step back and acknowledge that most of us would have been maimed by our own stupid toddler hubris, or grown up more rude and demanding, or felt alone and unloved, if it weren’t for our mother or the people who stepped up to be the role of mother.
We bought a house last week. WE BOUGHT A HOUSE LAST WEEK!!
And so, that means getting things moved in, getting walls painted the proper shade of whatever color you want them to be, and generally running around like a completely unorganized, excited, tired person.
We had four visitors of note, (one actual human) with varying degrees of auspiciousness.
I remember a time in the recent past when, if someone asked me whether I could see myself having children, I would have just immediately answered “no”. Never. Not a chance. No complex reasoning behind my answer, either. Simply that answer and then moving on to the next topic of conversation.
As I write this, I’ve lived with a tiny human for almost two years now. It’s been a challenge. It’s been a delight. I’ve felt like a monster sometimes, and other times my heart bursts with joy.
No, that’s a lie. I have enough tea for me. Too much for others. Or the others perhaps like to comment on the volume of tea I have. Regardless, I like tea, and I drink […]