A quick update for readers: I’m teaching a virtual workshop next Wednesday called “Where’s the humor in it?”— for anyone who’d like to stop taking things quite as seriously for a hot second. We’ll be learning tricks for making space in tired, old narratives (or any story), and…
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the annoyingly revealing humanity of food
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I’ve been fixating on the History Channel series “Alone” lately, while compulsively knitting a cabled sweater for my kids. I feel that if I stay ahead…
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Hello dear readers— first just a quick note to welcome new subscribers and thank everyone for keeping me writing! If you’re enjoying this circus and…
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As an earnest, honest, oversized-brow-furrowing Muppet, I want to take Hard Things head-on, all at once, with much vigorous head movement. I desire to…
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Last weekend I took my children to my parents’ house for “an overnight,” which always turns into two overnights, because by about 11am the second day…
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To be a parent (or caregiver or teacher or therapist or….) is to ceaselessly exert yourself towards the goal of your own obsolescence. That’s a weird…
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Last fall, we were sort of amoeba-ing down the sidewalk, four tired people struggling to fill a day with something other than struggle. Not 200 yards…
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Notes from the Dishwasher Café