Collected Writings


Leaving James and Jed’s small gathering (we had made it there! before it ended! With everyone clothed and Little L fed!) turned out to be a bit more involved than we had planned. Walking through the lobby of their loft, a small black object flew near us. At first I assumed it was a bird, … Read More »

Be Bad-at-Brunch

“You might just want to leave,” the waitress said. “Your order hasn’t even been put in the system.” Axel, James, Jed, and I looked at each other. After sitting here for over an hour, our order wasn’t even official? “How long are we talking?” Axel asked. “30 or 40 minutes?” “A lot longer,” she said, … Read More »

Be Good-at-Deliveries

The call box rang. “It’s Craig with Instacart,” he said. “Oh, thanks! You can just leave it right there. We’ll come get it soon.” Usually they don’t even call. They just text that they dropped it off — a bonus of Instacart for us introverts. Thank goodness for Insta, as I like to call it. … Read More »

Thanks for the chore?

Arriving home, my husband and I checked the package room. Little L sure likes buying items on Amazon, so we’ve received a lot of packages lately. Today, we had one from Amazon, and one from Walmart. Since we hadn’t ordered anything from Walmart, we assumed someone had sent Little L a gift. It wasn’t addressed … Read More »

Be Good-at-Backups

I wouldn’t want to advise you to be bad at backing things up. But I was. Kind of. This is a public service announcement – back your stuff up. Last week I left Little L’s side, where I’d been snapping some photos, and walked towards the bathroom – checking my emails at the same time. … Read More »

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