This is 12. I love 12. Recently, I lied to the almost 13-year-old. It wasn’t a white lie. It was one of those full-on, bearing absolutely no resemblance to the truth fabrications. It happened in a flash. In a moment where I gave fleeting thought to truth-telling and instead chose to plunge ahead and commit a falsification. Spoiler alert: As with all lying liars who lie I was found ... Continue Reading
I’m your Venus.
I lament how EARLY my child gets up, yet I can't say I don't love our extra time together. We play kickball. We hula-hoop. We color. We chat. Lately she's taken to asking what I have planned for my day. What will you work on, Mama, when I'm at school? Quite frankly, even as I detail specifics of writing I plan to do and calls I have, I've always assumed she's not listening. Until ... Continue Reading
If one woman told the truth…
Muriel Rukeyser's quote has been on my mind. It's rattled around my head as Ive read posts & articles about FAKEBOOKing and artfully arranged Instagram photos designed to create a veneer of perfection which will elicit envy from others. I don't wholly agree with the assertion these writings are intended to make others covet perfect lives---often, I believe, they're manufactured as much for ... Continue Reading