Monthly Archives: October 2013

Conversing with the dead

I wanted to call that ornery old woman so bad I thought I would cry – except she was dead. She was impossible yet awesome, a force of nature. Grandmothers are bigger than life when you’re just a kid. Only … Continue reading

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This happened exactly 35 years ago.

“Only someone who has been there knows the ugly, cold bite of winter concrete under you ass. No roof. No food. No friends. Nothing.” That’s what AnnaLund of Goodreads wrote in her review of “Wild Horses.” It hit me straight … Continue reading

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The Mechanical Bride – and how to divorce her.

When I was a freshman in college, one of our required “general education” courses was titled “Mechanical Bride.” Gen Ed was, as a rule, considered to be a colossal waste of time. This course consisted of three professors, who took … Continue reading

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