Monthly Archives: May 2013

Parent Fail

7:00am the Tuesday Memorial Day. I have packed my daughter’s lunch. I made a marshmallow fluff sandwich on white bread. I tried to disguise my failure by adding bananas and packing a Baggie full of cherry tomatoes…. Sean says that … Continue reading

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Oklahoma

I do not have live TV, only Apple TV, and sometimes, like this week, when a tornado devastates a town, I am very grateful for that. Grateful to not bare witness to the images; reading the description of a father, … Continue reading

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Instagram Lullaby

9:42. Finally settling down after a long and spirited birthday night. Quinn is next to me in bed, his sweet little cherub of an arm is tucked in the crook of my elbow. He is falling asleep slowly, his breaths … Continue reading

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Thirteen, Hello Lady Friend

Dearest Elizabeth, It is the eve of your thirteenth birthday and it is nearly midnight. I meant to write to you much earlier tonight but have been swamped with your brothers . . . both needing desperate help with their … Continue reading

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This Pretty Much Sums up the Last 17 years of My Life

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I’ve Got Senioritis

I am willing to trade jobs with you for the next six weeks. I have 7th hour AP seniors and today was the first day in the eighties after a month of rain. I’d rather work in a slaughterhouse. Naked. … Continue reading

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You Take the Truck, I’ll Take the Toboggan. Either Way, It’s a Long Way Back.

Today. 9″ x 12″ original mixed media on canvas board.

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