Yearly Archives: 2013


“Let’s Talk about Sex, Baby” 7

I texted my friend: I’m thinking about sexual purity and bodily agency and what do I talk to my daughters about? She replied: I was just about to text you. So many issues arose and this parenting teenagers is so damn hard.” We had a short conversation about how the […]


Forget The Pain 6

After the ebullience fades to a warm, muscular fire. After feeling has returned to my fingers and toes, Long after I have swallowed the tears that rise like mountains from the deepest pits of mile 15 Long after I stopped giving kids high fives and smiling at jokes After. After […]


The Coventry Carol

Lullay, Thou little tiny Child, By, by, lully, lullay. Lullay, Thou little tiny Child. By, by, lully, lullay. The first time I heard this song, it was not performed in a church candlelit service on Christmas Eve. Luminaria did not line the snowy walks to the castle of a church […]


Sticks and Stones 2

Photo credit: Rev Stan My husband has been getting an earful about the Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin dustup within the Miami Dolphins organization. He is good to me, my husband. He lets me rant and rage and he nods his head and he says, “yes,” and “of course,” and “you’re right, […]


Ripping Stitches

Last winter I knitted a Harry Potter house sweater for my nephew. He loves it. But his standards are far too low. I told him not to tell anyone I knitted it, because the sleeves were askew, and the supposed roll collar was more of a cowl. I had used […]