Ode to Loss

Losing everything. It means different things to different people — what constitutes losing everything — but the end result is all the same. You wake up one day and your entire world has been “lost”; twisted into such a surreal

Ode to Loss

Losing everything. It means different things to different people — what constitutes losing everything — but the end result is all the same. You wake up one day and your entire world has been “lost”; twisted into such a surreal

On Being A Rolling Stone

I spend a lot of time worrying about weird things. For example, where I will be buried. Coming from a military family, I have no definitive hometown, with generational roots. My parents both earned the honor of being ensconced at

On Being A Rolling Stone

I spend a lot of time worrying about weird things. For example, where I will be buried. Coming from a military family, I have no definitive hometown, with generational roots. My parents both earned the honor of being ensconced at

Someone Call This Animal’s Mother

I’m an empty nester. The last of my fledglings followed his hormones out of the house last year. I still skirt his empty room, as if it’s some kind of shrine to bad smells. I assumed I’d barely notice, or

Someone Call This Animal’s Mother

I’m an empty nester. The last of my fledglings followed his hormones out of the house last year. I still skirt his empty room, as if it’s some kind of shrine to bad smells. I assumed I’d barely notice, or

How To Survive a Rotating Train

Along with drawls, I had to get used to “severe weather” when I transplanted to the Southeast. I’m used to storms — these are not storms, that we have here. They are biblical events. “Severe” is an understatement designed not

How To Survive a Rotating Train

Along with drawls, I had to get used to “severe weather” when I transplanted to the Southeast. I’m used to storms — these are not storms, that we have here. They are biblical events. “Severe” is an understatement designed not

(Your) Help (Not) Wanted

After fifteen years of marriage (this time around, anyway) it’s once again been determined that I am unfit for ongoing companionship. In other words, I’m divorcing again. This means many things, to a beyond-middle-aged woman with no assets, skills, ambition

(Your) Help (Not) Wanted

After fifteen years of marriage (this time around, anyway) it’s once again been determined that I am unfit for ongoing companionship. In other words, I’m divorcing again. This means many things, to a beyond-middle-aged woman with no assets, skills, ambition

How To End A Relationship

Ending a relationship can be tricky. Especially when that relationship includes an unhealthy attachment to drama and even the occasional trauma. ┬áHere are a few rules for the occasion: *Don’t answer the telephone. It’s just someone who wants to tell

How To End A Relationship

Ending a relationship can be tricky. Especially when that relationship includes an unhealthy attachment to drama and even the occasional trauma. ┬áHere are a few rules for the occasion: *Don’t answer the telephone. It’s just someone who wants to tell

Me and Mamaw

Having been a military brat, I never lived in one place long enough to really consider myself as being “from” anywhere. I do know one place I never anticipated having to consider myself “from” is the Southeast. Despite this being

Me and Mamaw

Having been a military brat, I never lived in one place long enough to really consider myself as being “from” anywhere. I do know one place I never anticipated having to consider myself “from” is the Southeast. Despite this being