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.
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
Perfect the egg sandwich. I got a weather station for Christmas. It came with measuring instruments like a rain bucket, a weather vane, and a hygrometer. At any random moment, I can observe the exact speed of the wind. I am not sure what to do with this information other than to consider it. I … More new year’s resolutions