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December 16, 2016. Today is Husband’s birthday. I took the picture above this morning. There he is, my man, in his gray winter sweater, drinking his fancy pour-over coffee, looking through the holiday cards we’ve received this season. I look…Read More
Mom, Today is Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Your 70th birthday. It’s morning still. The girls are off at school and I’m sitting alone at the kitchen island, listening to music, staring at this screen. Tears fill my eyes as I…Read More
Hi, guys! Today is November 3, 2016 and it’s been 100 days since I stopped drinking and I want to celebrate this. I’ve been taking a picture like this every ten days or so, literally capturing my “self” and then…Read More
Today, October 4th, 2016, is my 38th birthday. I was born 38 years ago, at 3:38am and I love the story Mom tells of my swift arrival, of how she awoke with a monstrous contraction in the middle of the…Read More
I’m in Chicago to do some early private events for the paperback release of my novel The Ramblers. The book hits shelves this coming Tuesday, October 4th, which also happens to be my 38th birthday and the day I will…Read More
September 12, 2016. Something amazing happened this morning. My three daughters got on the school bus together for the first time. To go to the same school. My former school. A milestone. A moment. They were happy as they climbed…Read More
I’m a quote person. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved stumbling upon lines in a book and underlining them, returning to them again and again. Other people’s words are sometimes just what I need to imbibe, an…Read More
I posted an Augusten Burroughs quote on Instagram yesterday, from his latest memoir Lust & Wonder. The quote was, is, a question: “How many of the things I fear or dread are actually things that I want?” Wow. To say…Read More
I see my therapist once a month. Almost always at 6am. It’s a good time for me because my mind is fresh and uncluttered and I often see things most clearly before the sun is up. I’m grateful for this…Read More