Neighbor Boy is about six. You know what I love about 6 year olds? They really don't mind playing with 2 year olds all that much, which is cool.
I’ve stumbled upon a relic from the past. Something I had assumed had disappeared or been completely reengineered since I left grade school decades ago. I was certain this thing had been reformed into a digitized, cropped, fabricated fraud of retouched blemishes, precisely placed eye sparkles, whitened teeth, and filtered nuance. But school pictures still … Continue reading School Pictures
Happy New Year
It's about 8:45 p.m. I'm sitting here, in my home, reflecting for a moment on 2014. I've just carted a hamper of laundry up the stairs from the basement. We've spent all day painting, hanging curtains, and putting together a headboard from Ikea. The kitchen is a mess. Our big New Year's Eve dinner was … Continue reading Happy New Year
Small gestures. Howling at the moon.
It went something like this: Nan: "Chrissy, I got a bunch of wolf pictures. I thought you might want 'em." Me: [Internally scratching my head - why would I want wolf pictures] "Oh yeah?" Nan: "Yeah, I tore 'em out of a calendar. They're kinda perty. I thought you might want 'em. They look like … Continue reading Small gestures. Howling at the moon.