This morning. I stopped, even though I didn't quite have time. But man. That dark foreground, and the cloud, and the light breaking through behind it. Anne Lamott said all our prayers, at their core, come down to three words: help, thanks, wow. Wow. Amen.
I got an e-mail yesterday telling me that my friend's mother, who was also my friend, died last week unexpectedly. The e-mail came from her own account, and I was used to receiving updates on her family, but the subject line was "Sheila" - her name - and I was uneasy even before I opened… Continue reading Elephants, and Friends
I don't know if you heard about this, but earlier in February, there was an incident involving Spirit Airlines. A young woman says that they told her she couldn't bring her emotional support hamster on board the airplane, and suggested instead that she flush the animal down the toilet. I'm not making this up. I… Continue reading A Viral Hamster Incident
I lost my mind in early December and signed up for a writing conference. It's coming up in April, and there was an associated contest. I decided to enter, but I thought I wasn't going to make it. The essay was due on January 3, and we all know how I feel about December. It… Continue reading Eagle-Eyed