I attended a small, Jesuit, liberal arts college. They had a fantastic Biology department, which is why I chose them. That, and they freaking loved me. I mean, “they mailed me blank applications weekly until I finally turned one in,” … Continue reading
Never have I had it so bad as I do this year. My husband does, too. I don’t know how people survived in the “olden days”, when they truly were trapped in their cabins for months on end. No visitors, … Continue reading
I just finished Justin Cronin’s The Passage. Now, I have a soft spot for post-apocalyptic fiction; King’s The Stand is one of my favorite books. My very first one, though, was Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, a book that still … Continue reading
Fifteen years ago, my then-boyfriend and I decided to cook a corned beef and cabbage dinner together, for another couple. Afterward, the four of us crowded around a small table in his apartment’s kitchen and enjoyed the simple meal. I … Continue reading
Too many horrible things have happened here this week, and today’s news was the worst. I can’t get into it, but it involved a mother and child. So very few words today. I held my children close, and said a … Continue reading
I am socially awkward. Most of the time I think I conceal it. After thirty-(something) years of struggling with shyness upon meeting new people, of being afraid to say the wrong thing (and often doing so!), I can usually fake … Continue reading
I think I have found it. While it’s not what I had initially looked for, I think I’m OK with what it is. More words tomorrow.