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If you've ever had to dig through the instruction manuals for an appliance when something was going wrong, you might have run across a flow chart. They're the diagrams that tend to be stocked … more
I once tried to explain the nightly concert that hearkens spring in the northeast to someone who had never lived in our part of the world. It didn't quite have the effect I intended. They … more
There are some questions that remain constant for parents, no matter how old their child, no matter where they live. Will they be happy? Will they know how much I love them? And then there's … more
I went on a date with my husband a week ago. Perhaps this isn't noteworthy to some, but in a pandemic, this was momentous. Besides, how else would you describe a few hours off on a Friday morning … more
A year ago they might have made me sigh the deep belly sigh known to the exhausted parents everywhere. Now I could only smile at the three bowls, each with ramen noodle remnants and a fork in … more
Facebook. Salesforce. Spotify. The list goes on. They sent workers home when the pandemic first took hold of the United States, and they've told them they never have to go back into an office. … more
It's the sort of thing you're not supposed to admit to when you're a photographer, but here goes. I hate being photographed. But I do it anyway…because I don't want to be selfish. Hate and … more
It doesn't matter how many puppies you've raised. Each time the process starts over with a new one, you realize all over again that you're about to completely lose your mind. You will become a … more
It's an unfamiliar feeling, being grateful for one's asthma. Year after year, my constricted airways have punished me with a propensity for minor colds to take up residence in my chest and turn … more
Sliding one box flap over the other, I heaved a loud sigh of relief. Another pile of stuff on its way out of the house. Filled to the near bursting with bits and bobs of plastic, a half dozen … more
The word suicide is one we always dance around. We don't say it aloud, don't even list it in obituaries. It's a secret loaded down with shame, and those of us left behind carry both on our … more
The dog has gas. There's no gentler way to say this. She's been flatulent from the day she came home, and here we are a few days from her fifth birthday. We love her, but she stinks. And this is … more
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