you must be the baby

My mother and I take a pilates class together on Fridays. (We seem drawn to making fools of ourselves.) Last week after class, while I gathered my things, my mom shared with our instructor that she had had the four of us kids pretty close together, and that now we’re 23, 22, 19, and – “my baby just turned 18.” […]

making the most of what wasn’t flushed

My wallet took a kamikaze dive into the toilet. This was not just any wallet. This was my universe. Cash, cards, keys, chapstick, phone, license: everything essential to my daily existence. My cash was not in the wallet at the time – I removed it earlier that day because I needed coffee (to be unpacked later in […]