The inadequate and incomplete prose I’ve been trying to write since Ferguson

There’s a thing my dog does. It’s pretty beautiful. My Sadie is always watching me. I suspect she thinks I’m going to abandon her, which is just heartbreaking, but anyway. Occasionally, as I bustle around the house, she’ll climb down from the couch and peek around the corner to see what I’m doing. And sometimes, when I comeContinue reading “The inadequate and incomplete prose I’ve been trying to write since Ferguson”

Who are you, and what have you done with me?

Step into my head for a moment, dear readers. Since I have no kids or husband to fret over, my family is mostly healthy, and my dog is basically the best dog on the planet and gives me no trouble whatsover, there are only two things in life I have to focus on at anyContinue reading “Who are you, and what have you done with me?”

11 running tips from a non-runner

I am 38 years old, and for 37.5 of those years, I have hated running. Hated. It. To the point where I wanted to smack all the runners who rhapsodize about how easy it is to just throw on their sneakers and go, or surreptitiously trip the skinny creatures in their perfect frickin’ running gear as theyContinue reading “11 running tips from a non-runner”

When the place fits

Just over a year ago, I was living in Arkansas, and I was lost. It was a gorgeous Ozark fall, and I was staring down my 38th year, single, not a boyfriend in sight. I had just gone through an amiable but incredibly emotional breakup with my job, leaving a place to which I’d givenContinue reading “When the place fits”

What a difference a doctor makes

About 2.5 months ago, I went to the doctor. It’s hard enough finding a new doctor in a new city, especially when, in your old town, you had to switch doctors because your previous doctor was being sued…but I digress. Anyway, I was not looking forward to going through everything again: the questions, the raisedContinue reading “What a difference a doctor makes”