August 10 16

“Mama! Oh my goodness! You are in the pool! I can’t even believe it. This is just…THE BEST.” My little girl will never know how my heart leapt from my chest at that very moment. This week I went to Target and bought a black and white tankini. My body…

August 9 16

I’m sitting on one of the porches of my parents’ new house in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. We are in the middle of a week-plus-long road trip from Toronto to Lexington,Virginia to Thompson’s Station back to Lexington, Virginia and then home. It’s before 9am, and I’m fighting with my new(ish) laptop…

August 2 16

Whoa. Hold it. We gotta take a boat? Yes, sir. To get to the other side of the bay. Nobody said anything about a boat. Is there a problem, sir? No, no problem. I’m just not that crazy about boats, that’s all. Jesus Christ, Kaffee, you’re in the Navy for…

July 29 16

At 4:45 this morning, I woke up in an unexpected full-body panic attack. I say unexpected because this week has been pretty great, I was a little surprised to see my good friend anxiety lurking around. But that’s the thing about anxiety, isn’t it? There’s no pattern to it, sometimes…

July 20 16

This week I gave $24.00 and my leftover lunch to two people who asked me for help. Many years ago, on an unusually cold winter night, a young girl showed up on my suburban doorstep. She had gotten turned around, confused by all of the streets that looked the same,…

July 13 16

I’m determined by nature and limited by finances and the Toronto nosebleed season of bad weather from November through June. Also, I’m what you’d call a little bit unemployed (read: not only a little bit) and I’m down 2/3 of my noisemakers and food consumers — one is off having…

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