Nailed It!

  Or, What I do after spending two hours shopping for a new swimsuit. I took Veruca with me on that shopping excursion, because she needed to return a pair of wedge sandals she'd worn once and the strap broke. She brought another $100 bill to spend (seriously, this kid is wealthier than me) and … Continue reading Nailed It!

I Was Driven By This Intense Need

I was driven by this intense need. We all have them. We don’t always want them, but we have them. My intense need had to be fulfilled. The warm summer sun on my skin always makes it more intense. And this year, as I continue to advance through my 40s, the intensity was even more … Continue reading I Was Driven By This Intense Need

Dad

  It’s taken me a very long time to sit down and write this. It’s difficult to explain – it’s not anything bad or to suggest indifference, but I just can’t seem to put this relationship into words. Or, maybe, I just don’t want to share it with anyone else. In brief public statements, I … Continue reading Dad

9 Years

9 years today. Nine years ago last night, I went to sleep on my last night of uninterrupted sleep. Ever. It’s been 9 years since that fateful day in 2007, the day after Father’s Day, the day my 2-year-old daughter woke up lethargic and drowsy. Nine years ago I drove her to the pediatrician, who … Continue reading 9 Years

Closure

  My ex and I had one pet we acquired during the marriage – a beautiful Golden Retriever we adopted in April the previous year. Rosco was intended to be the family pet, but in the end he became my dog as the early months progressed and I was the sole caregiver to him. He … Continue reading Closure