I hate to sound like a broken record, but it would seem I am right back where I was back in the fall when I couldn’t put words on a page to save my life. My head is congested, and not just from this killer sinus infection that wasted no time taking up residence in … More Empty
I’ve decided to add a new item to this list every time I cross off another item, because the little stack of post-its hanging around my desk need a more permanent home. The drugs I REALLY need (as opposed to the ones my spam email claims I need) Clean-ness envy The Mebane House That unfortunate … More Twenty-five and counting
There is a classroom two floors above the office where I am now sitting that used to be an office suite. When I was an undergraduate English/Education major I worked in that office suite for G, a professor who is now a good friend and colleague of mine. I’m kind of glad that office isn’t there any … More My name is hd, and I’m a single drafter
“What could you write about? List 25 persons, places, or things you would like to write about some day. Then, choose one and WRITE!!!! Save the others for another day.” I have been drafting the following list for over a week. It was supposed to be my post LAST TUESDAY. I would love to tell … More Twenty-five
Those of you who’ve been around a while will remember my BFF, Catherine Newman? For years she wrote a parenting blog, Dalai Mama, which I discovered through my addiction to [the now defunct, let us all have a moment of silence] Wondertime magazine, and then she shifted her focus to a food blog, Dalai Mama Dishes*. When I initially … More Not even for you, BFF
“What fed your sweet tooth? Write about a favorite candy you remember from childhood.” I don’t remember how old my cousin Tanya and I were when we started walking up the hill to the store by ourselves. What I do remember is a handful of change still warm from my grandfather’s wallet, blackberries and pink … More Sweet
I was ready to give up. I had a very strict price range and a college Visa spending rampage credit rating, so my options were limited. I had shared a wall with my neighbor for 5 years, and I longed for a space in which I could not hear the guy next door peeing while … More St. Joseph, are you there?