They met online, but that was only the setting. It could have happened anywhere—a bar, a club, a finishing school, a Turkish bath. It was going to happen somehow, somewhere, but it happened online. She was fresh from finally leaving Leon, after years of saying she would; he was startlingly single, though the women in … Continue reading settling
I’m a palindrome again! I’ve waited eleven years to be able to say it, but what’s happened in those intervening years? I got a job working with produce I got a job teaching I moved from a house, to a house, to a house I celebrated two children hitting and passing the decade mark My … Continue reading on the occasion of my 44th
When we first got together, Heidi and I made a pact: we would never leave home for Christmas. It was a simple thing, really, planned out so that we would never have to travel around from house to house on the big holiday. Of course it has come in handy ever since we had kids, … Continue reading a different kind of christmas
Thirteen months ago I was in Baltimore. That was a simpler time, when I could never have imagined what would come so quickly. The hotel was nice. I was on a higher floor than I would normally be comfortable with, but the view was lovely. I didn’t spend too much time in the room, though, … Continue reading that time. in baltimore.
I think it’s still snowing. I do know my Facebook feed is swirling with all the northerners posting photographs of the fluffy white carpets on their lawns. Believe me, we have a lot of it here too, but I didn’t post a picture. After all, I live in upstate New York. There will be more. … Continue reading fluffy white
In a Shakespearean tragedy, if you were one of the title characters you could quickly assume you would be dead by the end of the production, and you would be right 100% of the time. Romeo, Juliet, Lear, Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello… the list goes on. It was no joy being selected as the primary character. … Continue reading titular