Years and years ago, my oldest sister gave me a little dog. On the one hand, it was excellent timing: I had just dealt the final, severing blow to a longtime, fraught relationship and was living alone in a big city. It was nice to enjoy the company of a furry little non-judgmental mammal [...]
Last week my firstborn got her driver’s license.
The Motor Vehicles office is about 45 minutes from our house, and the whole process took a couple of hours. I whiled away the time running various romantic errands. Bank deposit. Look for a new dish-drain. Get the oil changed. Run down the to-do items for [...]
Don’t blame the river that nothing happened quickly.
About fifteen years ago, I started taking a keen interest in a plot of land near our house that had once served as the county fairgrounds. It had fallen into disuse and disrepair over the years, and ping-ponged from owner to owner, [...]