Pillow talk

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016

Insomnia is something I struggle with often. It’s the nature of my busy mind and sharing a bed with a snoring spouse. Many a night I lay awake watching my husband, the Carpenter, sleep comfortably while I ruminate over everything that has ever happened, or potentially could happen. The Carpenter and I never go to […]

Ring true

Posted by on Mar 19, 2016

I am not like other girls. You should know this by now. Sure, in the most fundamental ways, I have some generic feminine traits. For instance, I believe the right pair of shoes makes an outfit (though I never own the right pair of shoes and matching a purse to them is mindboggling). I can swing […]

It’s not personal

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016

I have a friend who sends me inspirational advice on a regular basis because she says I am “too conscientious” and need to toughen up. Her tone suggested sympathy and disdain in equal measure (I’m sure she didn’t mean it to be hurtful, cough). Recently, she sent me an advice column with a message that resonated […]