I began driving, coasting along interstate 75 South toward Chattanooga, then Huntsville, Alabama. Earbuds pressed gently into my ears, not only to listen to music I preferred but also to drown out the sound of the car DVD player blaring dialogue of an animated movie that we all have viewed one too many times. Lost… Read More These Are My Best Days With You
There are things that a parent should absolutely should avoid at all costs: searching symptoms on WebMD, taking strategic selfies in your bikini top (seriously, you are someone’s mom), and unearthing any intel regarding how long your child has left in your home (see also: the ever-popular “we only have eighteen summers” rhetoric). I turned… Read More 35 is Halfway to 40
I ran into you the other day at the grocery store. We both had buggies full of food and kids, lists of items needed crossed off on crumpled paper lists, and the usual distraction of being in public and having to behave as such. We both excitedly scooted over to the side of… Read More Why Don’t We Hang Out Anymore?
One of my favorite things to do lately is to re-watch movies from my younger years– middle school to senior year of college– and pay attention in particular to human interaction: how people communicated without the use of mobile devices, laptops, or the internet. It always ends with a heaviness in my heart: that used… Read More Eye Contact is an Implied Vulnerability