Looking Glass. Or, Reason Number 72 I Like the Thrift Store.

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.

A Twist of Fate. A Dramatic Telling of Eating an Auntie Anne Pretzel.

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.

A Totally Shoddy History of Teddy Ruxpin That You Didn’t Know You Wanted

My kid got a Teddy Ruxpin for Christmas, which made me go into a weird rabbithole of Teddy Ruxpin “research.” You know how it is. One day you’re a normal human being, the next day, you’ve spent approximately three hours on the Internet reading about an animatronic bear. I now must share the information I’ve … More A Totally Shoddy History of Teddy Ruxpin That You Didn’t Know You Wanted