Missing Teeth, Losing Kids and an Ode to the Minivan

Usually here on Sundays I do a little Week in Review thing cleverly disguised as just another post. Really, I consider it a value-added day because not only do I usually tell a little story but I point out other posts I had written throughout the week that you might not have known existed, slippingRead more…

That Time My Tooth Fell Out

I tend to have recurring dreams, with many of the same themes cycling through my brain, night after night. There’s the one where I’m packing a suitcase or boarding an airplane. I always seem to be taking off and never landing. There’s another one where I’m driving to a city — along loopy highways — orRead more…

Putting the Sexy Back in Minivans

You might have read here that I am on a quest to bring the minivan back. I’ve been rocking my Town & Country rental all week. Since I started driving my shiny white beauty following a little run-in with a tractor-trailer, I’ve started thinking a lot about – given all the vehicle’s bells and whistles,Read more…

Museum of the Fairly Ordinary Life

There’s a house around the corner from us, set along a busy thoroughfare running through town, which has had stacks of books piled up on an enclosed porch in front for as long as I can remember. The entrance is lined with curtained windows through which passersby can see mountains of books surrounding the room,Read more…

Three is a Magic Number

For those keeping track, I locked the keys inside my shiny, white minivan rental Friday night, bringing the number of not-so-great things that have happened to me this month to a total of three (well, four if you count that whole Kelly Corrigan wild goose chase). So, as these types of things tend to happenRead more…