Sometimes You Just Need a Good Cry

I’ve been trying to hold it together. Through the ramped-up demands of the end of school year. Through the extra stress I carry home. And the extra sleep that remains elusive. I’ve been trying to hold it together. To turn off “teacher” and turn on “wife.” To make time for fun when all I reallyContinue reading “Sometimes You Just Need a Good Cry”

Here There Be Tears

As a kid, I was always fascinated with the portrayal of old maps. I loved the rather amorphous forms of the landmasses. I chuckled at the fanciful guesses about what might lie beyond. And I especially liked the tiny illustrations of dragons at the edges of the plot, warning adventurers of the dangers that canContinue reading “Here There Be Tears”

I’m Blaming the Aliens

  I woke up this morning, on my last official day of spring break, to more cold rain and an empty Kindle battery. I was feeling lazy and wanted to enjoy my coffee, so I clicked on the TV. Surprisingly, there is a dearth of programming at 5:00 a.m. on a Friday morning. As IContinue reading “I’m Blaming the Aliens”