30 After 30

Occasionally I’ll rummage through old folders and files on my computer when I’m trying to decide where to save something … More

My Inner Sister

I realize she’s inside me, my enemy within, but I see her as separate from me somehow. I picture her … More

There comes a point

There comes a point when you have to face up to where you came from–the choices you made–the life that’s … More

Ken Burns Life Goals

When I left my academic research job, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next. I’d moved to Atlanta … More

Rough Towels

The best chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream I’ve ever had I ate around ten years ago somewhere between Boston, … More

An Addendum

Two years ago I wrote a post about the challenges of improvement and how I found winning a Most Improved … More

Foggy Cannon Christmas

Then from each black, accursed mouth The cannon thundered in the South,     And with the sound     … More

Did I lose the year?

Empty daily boxes. Months of vast blank space. On a giant poster size 2019 wall calendar meant to track my … More

Sitcom Expectations

I write a lot about loneliness. Maybe a surprising amount given I’m married, I have a supportive family who I … More