Blog Archives for tag family

The Dinghy that keeps our family afloat

Quite often, the thing that wakes me in the morning is not my alarm clock. It’s not the National Anthem… Continue reading »

Airing dirty laundry while on vacation

“Whose are THESE?” my slim sister-in-law says with a laugh, holding up a large pair of underwear from a basket… Continue reading »

Life, hot flashing before my eyes

Last week, on the morning of my 48th birthday, I had my very first hot flash. The uncanny coincidence of… Continue reading »

The calm before the holiday storm

As you pop that fun-sized candy bar you just rummaged from your kid’s dwindling Halloween booty into your gullet, consider… Continue reading »

She’ll do it

Husband comes home from work, carrying dirty coffee cup. Entering kitchen, he sees that everything is neat, tidy, and put… Continue reading »

How to eat crabs without losing an eye

Human beings have evolved from their spear-chucking, cave-dwelling, hunter-gathering days. Today’s man walks upright when not sitting in lounge furniture,… Continue reading »

How to cook crabs without getting arrested for domestic assault

Last year, while on our annual beach vacation, a rental car pulled up to the corner outside our cottage. Three… Continue reading »

Vacationer’s Deadliest Catch

[Or, How to catch Blue Crabs without winding up in the Emergency Room] The Bering Sea crabbers have nothing over… Continue reading »

The Annual Holiday Letter

Dear Friends and Family . . . [oh boy, I can’t even get past the salutation without a dilemma. “Friends… Continue reading »

I kinda suck, but will you vote for me anyway?

I am a flawed person. No matter what I accomplish in life, my psyche hones in on the negative: the… Continue reading »