Medium.com Cross-Post: Today, I Found The Lost Cookie of Childhood

As originally posted today on Medium.com. Cookie Monster knew what was up. I heard somewhere that he has had to learn the art of loving his fruits and vegetables, these days, much like the rest of us. But, back when I was a little one, I remember that he never failed to joyfully appreciate the value… Continue reading Medium.com Cross-Post: Today, I Found The Lost Cookie of Childhood

Medium.com Cross-Post: I Confess: I’m Madly in Love With Myself

As originally posted today on Medium.com.   Narcissus gets a bad rap in mythology, which is ridiculously unfair. He was cursed by the gods. He lost his life, even. You know, I really feel bad for the guy, even if he was kind of a jerk. Narcissus made the fatal mistake of rejecting a suitor. Her… Continue reading Medium.com Cross-Post: I Confess: I’m Madly in Love With Myself

Buggy

This is a guest post by Kelly Marie Pettit. I saw it posted to Facebook today, and thought it was so lovely that I asked for permission to cross-post it, here. Thank you to Kelly for allowing me to share it! Spokane, WA, circa 1978 I was living with my mom, stepfather, and variety pack… Continue reading Buggy

Medium.com Cross-Post: On Not Using My Powers For Good

As originally posted today on Medium.com. I promised to use my powers for good. I probably even meant it when I said it. It certainly did not seem like this would present a problem. Then, someone took me at my word. Ok, he said. Go ahead, now, and while you are at it, take this sword… Continue reading Medium.com Cross-Post: On Not Using My Powers For Good

I’m Just a Girl

Go ahead. Blame Virginia Woolf. I’m about to have a tantrum. Now, I have two kids, and they’re pretty good kids, but one thing they do pretty well at being horrid at is having tantrums. There’s screaming involved, sometimes shrieking, depending on which kid we’re talking about. There are flying limbs, and flying objects. There’s… Continue reading I’m Just a Girl