the good, the bad, the narcissistic

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I’m curious to know your thoughts. Are people basically good, or bad? Basically self-interested, or selfless? I just read this, and I’m torn. It’s heartwarming to read about the heroes who emerge in the face of crisis, and I usually wonder what I would do? I’m […]

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just breathe

Took the dog for a walk tonight. It was a beautiful, less humid night in my little subdivision. I borrowed Val’s big white headphones and turned on the Lyle Lovett radio station on Spotify. (I have loved Lyle Lovett since college. I’ve seen him in concert a bunch of times.I named my first cat after […]

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tonight’s beautiful sight

I’m feeling weird tonight. Wistful but powerful. Hopeful but straight-up scared. Not quite sure why I feel this way. Maybe because it’s the night before high school starts for our V. Big, big deal. But you know what’s keeping her calm, and by extension me? She’s making music with her dad. I just came across this […]

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high. school.

(Back at my stream-of-consciousness blogging. I really should think these things out.) I went with Val to her freshman orientation at Bloomington High School South tonight. I walked in with high hopes, and left deflated and hobbling. I think Val will be fine. She’s pretty nervous about how big the school is and if she’ll get […]

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marriage and a mini-marathon

Anthony trained for about 12 weeks to run the Monumental Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis. Today. He PR-d and he’s mildly happy with his finish time. I’m pretty proud of him and so are Val and Bella. Val and Anthony drove up last night and stayed with our friends Alex and Coady at their place near Broad […]

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Ten minutes

Hiya. What’s up? I have ten minutes until I need to put Bella to bed. So, let’s bang out a blog post. Oh, stream of consciousness, I love you. I’m staring at my left hand, on which I’ve written “Frontline” because I needed to remember to buy some more for Poppy at the vet’s today. […]

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London, with the honey badgers

I didn’t travel outside the United States until I was 21. In college, I spent one spring break visiting my good friend, Claire, who was living in Strasbourg, France, as part of an exchange program. That was a whirlwind week of staying in dicey little hotels around the area (Switzerland, Germany, Paris!), and fending off […]

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Domesticity in 2015

You know when you’re walking in from a day at work, juggling your computer bag, purse, empty mug of coffee from morning, the mail — and the first thing you see is the litterbox. The one that the cat had diarrhea half in and half out of? And you keep on walking in because you […]

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