Why I Take Batman Grocery Shopping


Meet Atticus, my three-year-old vigilante. Most days he goes by Batman. And eats Batman yogurt for breakfast (just regular yogurt). And wears Batman shoes (just regular shoes). And goes to Batman school.   In his spare time my Batman likes what other Batmen like. He likes to hang upside down and watch over our Gotham […]

February 12, 2015

November 3 / Three Gifts That Start with N


Mondays are always the days that make me teeter between wanting to hunker down and wanting to run away. I’ve opted for hunkering down because the weather’s nice, and my feet hurt. It doesn’t take much to make me happy these days. Any old couch and some good conversation will do. If you’re just joining us, we’re taking […]

November 4, 2014

November 2 / Three Gifts Worn


Those who ‘know me-know me’ would say (1) glasses, (2) nosering, and (3) black. This is me on a day-to-day basis, yes, but although the most common to see on me, I’m most grateful for a few other things worn in my home this year. 1. Jamberries  I’m not big into personal aesthetics these days. It’s […]

November 2, 2014

November 1 / Three Gifts Eaten


I’m a normal-day person, not a holiday person. I love the everyday, and I love ordinary moments more than the Hallmarky ones. Part of that is because, the older I get, the more introverted I get. I don’t like feigning celebration or forcing conversation when I’m not feeling it. In short, I’m not into hubbub. […]

November 1, 2014

How to Teach My Son: A Courtesy Letter to the Preschool World


The countdown has begun. Avengers lunch boxes line the shelves as though in anticipation for the one-boy parade that is my son, my beautiful curl-capped child who does nothing short of controlling the weather in our house. Preschool World, I have a thirteen-year-old daughter whom I’ve sent your way before, and I have a one-year-old […]

August 28, 2014

Iraq and Why I Won’t Look Away Again

Priceology, Theology

After the 2008 election, I remember intentionally unplugging myself from that steady stream of news media, practically a staple of a believable, grown-up person’s diet. Overwhelmed and exhausted by the nonstop coverage I indulged in from twenty-four-hour looped network programs to the scrolling tickers on my homepages. I’d switched from NPR to talk radio and […]

August 8, 2014