nostalgia

Skater Boy

J brought home a hand-me-down skateboard this past weekend, more for Jedi than anyone else. And with it I realized just how much things have changed.

When I was younger, high school years, I really liked skater boys. I’d watch them flip their boards around, not really paying much attention to the tricks they could … [Read more]

What Goes Around Comes Around

When I was younger, a kid if you will, I was stupid. There, I said it. I didn’t do many of the huge stupid things kids do; I didn’t do drugs, I didn’t drink, I didn’t sleep with the football team. In that regard I was pretty tame and boring. My stupidity was more subtle, … [Read more]

Our Swing

My parents bought us a portable swing when I was pregnant with Jedi. I didn’t know what I was doing after he was born. He and I both had a lot to learn. It took awhile, but we eventually found our way. Before then, however, he spent more time in that swing than he should … [Read more]

Attack of the Teeny Tiny Tarantulas

My parents live in a secluded area. It’s not the country, exactly, but they have a huge yard with an area of overgrown woods we used to explore as kids. Naturally, there were all kinds of bugs and animals hiding in its midst. And spiders.

We came upon one of these spiders when hiking through … [Read more]

About a Girl

When I was pregnant with Buzz, I heard a constant question from countless people. “Are you hoping for a girl?” I honestly wasn’t. Either way would have been fine, but I thought there would be something truly special about my son having a brother. That’s what I envisioned. Two boys, friends, brothers.

And when that … [Read more]