Remember This

That awkward moment when it’s 9:32 and you forgot about the whole “post every day” thing until just now… So you frantically search the idea book for something short and sweet. I’m not (quite) 53 – but I’m going to do a less fictional version of this. I remember the phone number I grew up […]

Criminal (Without) Intent

I have stolen things. Twice. Both times I had no intention of doing so. I have no criminal intent. I am a rule follower. I live in great fear of being in trouble. I am very hopeful that outing myself here isn’t going to have repercussions. Please don’t turn me in. I am fragile and […]

Surrounded yet Alone

My kids are stunned when I try to explain media and communications of the 70s and 80s.  One newspaper came to the house. Television could only be watched live. There were 3 network stations, plus PBS and maybe 3 UHF stations. Ours were 17, 29 and 48. I don’t even know what their call letters […]

Can’t let go

The newest idea generator:     The prompt: What’s in your basement that you just can’t throw out. Down the stairs, to the left, against the wall, under the cardboard castle, and behind the golf clubs, resides the crib in which my babies rested their enormous heads and tiny bodies. For five years it kept one […]

Dear Me

January 29, 2005 Hey girl, It’s me. I mean it’s you – coming at you from 10 years in the future. Freaky, right? I just wanted to check in and let you know in a vague way with no clear spoiler alerts what the future holds for you, my dear. I know you think you […]

If You Believe

This time of year, when people know you have kids who aren’t of the littlest variety, the one question on the tip of every tongue is: “Does he/she still believe?” I’m not sure what the over/under is on the age at which “most” kids make the connection between all of those Amazon boxes arriving and […]

Fifteen

In two and a half short weeks my daughter will turn 15. Fifteen. That sounds like a solidly established teenager, doesn’t it? ¬†And she is. This makes me the mother of a solidly established teenager, and also means that I was 15 a very long time ago. Many things have changed in the intervening years. […]