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At lunch with co-workers this week, the subject of a former colleague losing her dad was mentioned. “I should text her and say we are thinking about her,” someonesaid off-handedly. Then she removed her phone from her pocket and nodded at us. “I am going to do it right now,” she said. The rest of us smiled. “I’d forget otherwise,” I said. “Me, too,” agreed someone else. We were all […]
A few days before Christmas, my grandmother passed from this life. She outlived my grandpa and most of her siblings. My mom and dad, brother and sister and I found plane tickets and an Airbnb and gathered with extended family in Denver for a funeral and a few meals together. Tomorrow her children will bury […]
My brother sent me a link last night to the new album from a little-known pop band we both like from Texas. It’s entitled “Baby, It’s Cold War Outside” and – you guessed it – is a cheeky take on a Christmas album. “Christmas albums always crack me up,” he typed – a statement I […]
I am both familiar with and a fan of singing in the shower. But I usually partake in this practice when I am in my house. Alone. But the guy in the shower stall next to me at the gym this morning? He wasn’t just singing (or, to be fair, it was really aggressive humming). […]
The heat is overwhelming. It makes it easy to make excuses. I spent most of July 4th spread out on a pool float, drifting over and over the same square inches. (Even the pool water was hot.) The day was unproductive, but it felt justified. Because… heat. I tried to run the lawn mower. The […]
It was a sunny Saturday. The summer heat hadn’t sneaked into those rays of sunshine yet and the light streamed into the windows, illuminating dust in the air as I stood above a pile of laundry to fold on the living room couch. The breakfast dishes were in the sink and the TV turned off. […]
I don’t usually get the window seat. But boarding today brought a bit of a surprise as I scooted past my row-mates and found my assigned position up against the side of the airplane with the plastic cover just waiting to be pushed up. I am so unused to this position while traveling, I forgot […]