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2020-09-23 16:43
My prodigal is home. At least, I believe he is home but I can’t confirm it. I see an unfamiliar car in the driveway so I can only assume he’s here. He’s currently quaranti… Read More
Hurricane Season
2020-08-30 12:41
The first sign of bad weather for me is always a dull ache deep down in my bones. My hips creak in complaint when I walk. My lower back joins in with its own throbbing beat. The resounding e… Read More
2020-06-01 16:40
I have always been white. There was never a time when I went out into the sun without first slathering on a layer of vaguely coconut flavored suntan lotion. When I was heading to the beach I… Read More
2020-05-19 12:35
It is a strange thing, how this quarantine has affected the family. There was a time when large amounts of relatively unstructured time at home with us would have sent Mary over the edge. Du… Read More
2020-04-11 13:53
It’s been four weeks since surgery. Last night I was able to cook some red lentil pasta with vegetables. The pot of pasta boiled up a white foam dangerously close to the lid of the pot… Read More
2020-03-18 12:13
“He says he never wants to be adopted.” “He told the social worker he doesn’t want to live with the family. He is pursuing an independent living option.”… Read More
2020-03-16 20:50
I feel empathy for Prometheus, the immortal Greek who angered Zeus. His punishment was such that an eagle came and ate his liver right out of his body every single night. When I woke up from… Read More
2020-03-11 08:52
It’s transplant day. This early in the morning I can see my breathe when I step outside. The blackened sky is absolute. Just Luke and I are awake in the house. It’s just the two… Read More
2020-02-18 17:20
Maybe I’m not as cut out for this whole thing as I imagined. Years ago I felt like a kind of warrior, fighting against past traumas alongside my kids. These days I am battling my own t… Read More
2020-02-16 17:47
The cheerful bubbling of my radiator on a cold New England morning. The warmth of my husband’s chest against my back in the middle of a wintery New England night. The lucidity of child… Read More

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