Resuming remembering my dad

[After months of meticulously revising this post, I logged in this afternoon to write about something else and decided to finally publish this  one instead. Enjoy.] My dad died in 1999. I was 14 years old. He suffered from severe

Resuming remembering my dad

[After months of meticulously revising this post, I logged in this afternoon to write about something else and decided to finally publish this  one instead. Enjoy.] My dad died in 1999. I was 14 years old. He suffered from severe

The beauty of what I have right now

“I want the impossible. But I’ll settle for what we have. Everything in the world has to be enough. Everything in the world is enough. I’m rejoicing that what scares me and breaks my heart is the beauty of what

The beauty of what I have right now

“I want the impossible. But I’ll settle for what we have. Everything in the world has to be enough. Everything in the world is enough. I’m rejoicing that what scares me and breaks my heart is the beauty of what

The story of Leroy

Meet Leroy. Leroy’s name is actually Rocky, but I changed it for the five days he lived with me because my husband wanted to name him after Leroy Hoard, the football player. And the Rocky movies have way too many

The story of Leroy

Meet Leroy. Leroy’s name is actually Rocky, but I changed it for the five days he lived with me because my husband wanted to name him after Leroy Hoard, the football player. And the Rocky movies have way too many

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2 Legit 2 Quit: What tall buildings and hiphop meant in my race

There I was. In Las Vegas. On The Strip. Running; somewhere around six miles into my first half marathon. I didn’t exactly train as hard as I had planned to train, but I did prepare thoroughly that weekend. I ate

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2 Legit 2 Quit: What tall buildings and hiphop meant in my race

There I was. In Las Vegas. On The Strip. Running; somewhere around six miles into my first half marathon. I didn’t exactly train as hard as I had planned to train, but I did prepare thoroughly that weekend. I ate

Akiyla and Zeus, sleeping

Dog lover confession: sometimes sleeping dogs make me sad.

Sometimes, in the middle of an ordinary day, I look over, and I see my dogs snuggled together in their bed, or sprawled out on the carpet, and I have to stop for a moment. Although, at that moment, they

Akiyla and Zeus, sleeping

Dog lover confession: sometimes sleeping dogs make me sad.

Sometimes, in the middle of an ordinary day, I look over, and I see my dogs snuggled together in their bed, or sprawled out on the carpet, and I have to stop for a moment. Although, at that moment, they

How to fumble through a Thursday in 10 easy steps

Don’t get dressed all day. Hey, you’re working at home, who cares. Oh, maybe that guy who was selling stucco solutions at 3pm who thinks you should buy a hairbrush. Well, you’re gonna “go for a run” on your “lunch

How to fumble through a Thursday in 10 easy steps

Don’t get dressed all day. Hey, you’re working at home, who cares. Oh, maybe that guy who was selling stucco solutions at 3pm who thinks you should buy a hairbrush. Well, you’re gonna “go for a run” on your “lunch

Crushing crackers in the diner

I’m not totally sure if I remember this happening, or if I’ve heard the story so many times that it’s like I remember it happening. If I recall the story correctly, I was two-ish years old. So don’t judge me

Crushing crackers in the diner

I’m not totally sure if I remember this happening, or if I’ve heard the story so many times that it’s like I remember it happening. If I recall the story correctly, I was two-ish years old. So don’t judge me