Avery has a girlfriend

Walking home from school today, holding Avery’s hand because he forgot his mittens (again) and his hands were cold, and he pointed to a girl in his class and said: … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Slight adjustments

Avery is uncoordinated. He often trips over feet and shoelaces and rugs and the floor. He can be walking or running when he trips. He has scrapes and cuts on … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wild sugar

The buzz about Cheryl Strayed’s just-out memoir, Wild, is well-deserved and, well, true. Perhaps best known as Sugar from The Rumpus, that once-but-no-longer anonymous advice-giver (taking over when Steve Almond, the … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Not every bruise requires a poem, not every disease begs for a memoir

Someone on Twitter (and I wish I had saved the tweet because I’d love to quote it in its entirety) said that the way to write memoir is to wait … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

A star named Maia from the Pleiades cluster of the Taurus constellation

John Steinbeck, in a letter to his son, said that love is “about the best thing that can happen to anyone,” and “an outpouring of everything good in you — … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dear Florence Welch

Dear Florence Welch, You didn’t ask, Flo, but some advice before you embark on a tour for Ceremonials (which I listen to at least once a day, sometimes twice, and … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

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