excuses, ennui, or extreme overscheduling

Moving has been the start of an absolute whirlwind of activity – work activity, social activity, nesting activity, etc etc. It’s to the point where I frequently say I don’t have time for something and I mean it. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it takes some getting used to for sure. There is …

not drowning, but waving

Hello to you, my dear friends and family, stalkers and creepers, exes and lost loves and regular readers and random passersby. A lot has happened since we last spoke, so much in fact that I hardly know where to begin. But I’ve been feeling that itchy urge to write here again, and here I sit …

the truth about cats and dogs

Once upon a time, I read an article about why cats and dogs don’t get along that completely fascinated me and has stuck with me ever since. What it basically boiled down to was a fundamental mutual misunderstanding. Cats and dogs, it seems, communicate using body language that in many cases has opposite meanings, and …

Dear Seth,

I’ve decided I shouldn’t wait until my loved ones die to write them love letters. It’s your turn. This year was supposed to be so much better, right? I remember the end of last year, swaying with the crowd, singing “Start Wearing Purple” like it would become the anthem of 2010, the very essence of …

Dear Frank,

All year long I planned to write you a letter on or near the anniversary of your death. Sometimes I considered writing you letters throughout the year and saving them as email drafts, and I have very often done exactly that in my head. But as the important date(s) crept up on me, I’ve found …