TGIF: A Love Letter to My Husband of One Year

Hi love, It’s that time of the year again. It’s time to take stock of the year that’s gone by and give myself a report card. My grades are based on how I fared in the following categories: a. Things I did. b. Things I did not do. c. Things I really wanted to do, […]

Breaking Blood: My Period and Other Misc. Joys of Being a Woman.

I got my first period in 10th grade. I was a fragile teenager with a faint mustache and widening hips. I had a fresh harvest of body hair and trembling water-balloons for a bosom. I was a unibrowed Ugly Betty with a heart full of big dreams. And then I “broke blood.” I’d been preparing […]

TGIF: The Miracle of Building a Well (And Feeling ALL THE THINGS)

There are very few things I’m proud of. 1. I can make a perfectly cooked egg sunny side up, without popping the yolk. 2. I know all the words to Shania Twain’s song, “That Don’t Impress Me Much.” (Yup. I see the irony there.) 3. I use self-deprecation as a strategic tool to make strangers […]

TGIF: Feast, Pray, Love

  Have you ever just wanted to holler “freeze frame” in the middle of a meal? It’s the moment before you: carve the turkey (freeze frame); blow out the birthday cake candle (freeze frame); or pass around plates of still-warm peach pie (FOR THE LOVE, freeze fraaaame.) For. One. Fleeting. Moment. Life is luscious. Everyone […]

TGIF: Teenage Mutant Sleepy Turtle

On lazy kissing, deadlines and sisters. “A [sister is] the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.” -Marian Sandmaier I’m the human equivalent of a turtle. Once I rest my Cinna-bum on a sofa, it’s Game Over. I’m pretty sure I single-handedly gave my mother grey hairs […]