I was struck by stories of the grace with which the internees met the horrible injustices inflicted upon them. Some had been given days to prepare to abandon their homes, others mere hours. Many returned after the war to find little remaining of their former lives. They sent their own sons off to fight for a country that then asked them to sign loyalty pledges.
A little thing about parenting, anxiety, and how a zombie apocalypse might be the distraction we need some days.
I wonder about her coming back to that classroom every day, to face these crappy kids who could care less about poetry or prose or protagonists. Maybe her setting that garden out where anyone could dismantle it is an act of defiance.
We’re all just one kitschy plastic tote away from either looking our put-together best or coming across like a crazed hoarder
First of all, don’t come at me about the title, you guys. I know teens does’t rhyme with the way you’re supposed to say New Orleans, but it’s cute and kitschy and SEO friendly, and y’all know I’m all about the market. Secondly, you should know this trip just about didn’t happen, even though we’ve […]
First, you need to know I have a thing about teeth. My teeth, specifically. I’m not crazy about how they look and a little insecure about the big spaces in between them and their coloring and the overbite thing. Oh, and you could land a Cessna on my gums, they’re so big. I’ve never been […]
you shouldn’t abandon your friend at 2 am in a tattoo parlor if you don’t want to hear about it for the next ten years
This year I accomplished my personal goal (the one I co-opted from my better half) of completing 50 half marathons before my 50th birthday with the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon in August. This was over a period of about 12 years (the overall goal, not that one run), with the majority of the events […]
I’m not really a lot of help with house projects, which is okay because we don’t do them often. We’ve always known we’re not “house project people” and are (or …. at least one of us is) entirely comfortable with that. We are the kind of people who would call professionals to change out light […]
For Sale: Large, rustic-looking headboard with a story. Well, not really a story, story, as in: lovingly-hewn-of-ancient-willow-by-handsome-woodsman-for-his-beguiling-bride kind of story. Nothing so dramatic. There is a story, just a tad humbler. I’ll get to that in a minute. Said headboard is a handmade item, with slight imperfections and irregularities, and I’ll be honest, it’s a […]