That Time My Tooth Fell Out

I tend to have recurring dreams, with many of the same themes cycling through my brain, night after night. There’s the one where I’m packing a suitcase or boarding an airplane. I always seem to be taking off and never landing. There’s another one where I’m driving to a city — along loopy highways — orRead more…

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Museum of the Fairly Ordinary Life

There’s a house around the corner from us, set along a busy thoroughfare running through town, which has had stacks of books piled up on an enclosed porch in front for as long as I can remember. The entrance is lined with curtained windows through which passersby can see mountains of books surrounding the room,Read more…

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Snow Kidding

My cell phone, positioned on the nightstand next to my bed and about three inches from my head, rang at 4:40 this morning and because I have this deep-seeded aversion to answering any calls coming in from 1-800 numbers, I let it go to voicemail. I figured it was The Gap calling to tell meRead more…

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525,600 Something

If I were the mathematical sort, I would try to calculate just how many hours there were between fall and spring semesters at the university that my two oldest children attend. But as I have a hard enough time counting how many times I’ve squatted on a ball or lifted a weight over my headRead more…

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