the MIRACLE of the MUNDANE

Broken

Welcome to many a dinner-table conversation. Mir: “You’ve got some food on your face.” Me: “Oh, here?” “No.” “Here?” “No.”...

The Fear of Forever

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual book fair stretched before me: a dozen aisles of small presses...

Hot Dogs and Birdie Kisses

We pay attention when our four-year-old mentions details about his dreams. This is, in part, because when he was three,...

Here and Now

Have you heard of this new flotation therapy? I heard about it from a friend at a meeting last week....

Why

Why? The simple monosyllabic question is the bane of many a toddler parent. It seems to be the only question...

Shift

Drastic shifts in thinking are the landmarks of my recovery. “My name is Mark, and I’m an alcoholic.” Who knew?...

March

Join the mantra; march through March.     March   The best foot is the one that falls forward, that...

Need

There is no defiance like toddler defiance. They assert their will with the persistence of Gandhi, and negotiate with the...

Three Things

I’m not great at anticipating occasion posts. I posted about Christmas on December 26th, after people had been rocking carols...

The Thirst

There are certain words which take on new meaning depending on the context. Meters, units of measurement, become units of...