Roller Coaster

We all know the phrase misery loves company. I don’t think it’s that as much as misery needs company. We need connection when we’re miserable to know that we’re not alone. So curl up on the couch with me a minute while I pause Netflix and tell you about what I’ve been feeling. Does anyone … Continue reading Roller Coaster

What Owns Me

I bend down and attach the leash to her halter. Her whole body wags in anticipation and she looks up at me with chocolate eyes, her fluffy ears cocked. Unlatch the gate and we’re off. Where will we go? This is not a charming neighborhood. These are small, mid-century, single level homes. You are more likely to … Continue reading What Owns Me

It’s not like I remembered

  It’s not like I remembered. That’s what I kept thinking as I sat with my family going through old pictures. I’d seen the photographs a hundred times but this time I was seeing details that I’d never noticed before. Art on a wall, a book on a table, a tree in the background… I … Continue reading It’s not like I remembered

Blogging Tour (Blogging From the Heart)

A couple of week ago, Katia at IAMTHEMILK asked me if I’d participate in a blogging tour that’s making its way across the blogosphere. It’s not an award of any sort but a way for bloggers to share a little bit about their writing process. Below I answer four questions and then tag some other … Continue reading Blogging Tour (Blogging From the Heart)

My Doomsday Vacation

We haven’t gone on a family vacation in two years and this summer I was determined to get out town, if even for a few short days. I tried to book us a condo in San Diego - yeah, right. Those have been booked for months and months. How about Mexico? It’s just as hot … Continue reading My Doomsday Vacation

Did I mention I stole a dog?

My birthday always lands around Mother’s Day so my mom and I get together somewhere in between to exchange gifts. This year I came home with a little more than I expected. My mom lives in an old neighborhood with predominantly trailer homes. She inherited her trailer from her parents who placed it on the … Continue reading Did I mention I stole a dog?

A Climb Up the Mountain (in Pictures)

Living in the desert in the summer can be a form of sensory deprivation. The sky becomes so pale it's almost white, the brightness of the sun is unrelenting and all the colors are muted. Nothing has scent in the desert until it gets wet and our blessed summer monsoon season hasn't yet begun. Tucson … Continue reading A Climb Up the Mountain (in Pictures)

What I Hope To Remember The Next Time Someone Pisses Me Off

I was thinking the other day that I haven't gotten in a fight with anyone in awhile. I haven't even been annoyed by anyone either, but that could be due to the fact that I avoid Facebook as much as possible. I figured since I don't currently have a conflict with anyone, now would be … Continue reading What I Hope To Remember The Next Time Someone Pisses Me Off

My 20s (The Asshole Years)

I have two younger brothers in their 20's. The older of the two is turning 29 this year and in honor of his last year as a twenty-something, I'm sharing my take on this important decade. Dear Brothers, When I was in my 20's I was a real asshole, as was just about everyone I've … Continue reading My 20s (The Asshole Years)