Monthly Archive: October 2016

choosing money over family for Thanksgiving

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I chose money over family this week, maybe for the first time in my life. Consciously, anyway. It was a bit of an experiment. I don’t feel smart or responsible or pleased that I took a job instead of going on vacation to see my family this Thanksgiving. I feel depraved. It happened very quickly. …

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Why is there a Hole in your Donut?

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Two boys trot down the sidewalk towards me. They are ahead of other kids who are still spilling out of the red brick school house and racing to the playground to play soccer. Little and big are heading home. Blue back pack, red back pack, solemn round cheeks still chubby. Identical jet black hair cuts, …

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culling friends

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I am up at 2am tonight thinking once again about that friend who has decided to stop talking to me entirely. It’s been about two years now. I’ve known her since she was a chubby cheeked toddler. I can still see her in her pink snowsuit. We could always pick up right where we left …

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