Taking a break from my for real writing this week. Life has been hard the past two weeks as a parent, being scared of simple, mundane life things, like sending children to school. I don’t have thoughts beyond that, but I do have trollops. Let’s talk about the pack of trollops I got from the … More My Pet Trollop
This is the story of the Candwich, the sandwich marketed as the world’s only sandwich in a can. It’s a uniquely American story nearly three decades in the making — one of novelty, invention, entrepreneurialism, fraud, failure, and just general skeeving people out. And while it’s been found in fractured pieces and reviews online, I’m … More The Candwich, A Complete History of the World’s Only Sandwich in a Can
One morning as I make myself toast for breakfast and sit down at the table, my son begins to appear around me like a little pigeon. “What are you eating? Can I have some?” he asks. I oblige, giving him one of the quartered slices. He scurries back into the living room with it, protectedly. … More Miniature Battle Scenes
I take a glass off the shelf at the Goodwill. It’s a small souvenir stein glass from the National Aquarium in Baltimore from the early 1980s. I’m unsure of why it appeals to me. Here I am, rifling through the emptying of some deceased person’s cabinets. Nah, I’m being morbid. Someone just ran out of … More Looking Glass. Or, Reason Number 72 I Like the Thrift Store.
Writing Prompt: Take a small, boring moment that happened and write as much as you can about it. Go overboard describing it, and make this boring moment exciting. The fact of being a parent is there is no need to make the most boring part of my day seem exciting — getting that cup of Auntie … More A Twist of Fate. A Dramatic Telling of Eating an Auntie Anne Pretzel.