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.
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
My wife had been saying for weeks that she felt like the baby was just going to fall out of her at any moment. And unlike me, she isn’t one for her hyperbole, so I mostly believed her. We often argue about the timeline of our older son’s birth. If you ask me, we barely … More My Daughter’s Birth Story
We’re having a second kid at some point IN THE NEXT TWELVE DAYS. It’s been an intense winter of one parent being sick every weekend (thanks kid #1 newly-adjusted to preschool), cleaning out our “hoarder room/spare bedroom” to make it a child’s bedroom, and just generally trying to survive life with a nearly three-year-old boy … More Let’s Deconstruct This Craigslist Ad