The Birth and Slow Death of a Relationship

For the past 5 years, I’ve been in the healthiest relationship that I’ve ever known. Fred treats me well. He provides well. I never have to worry about being evicted or having the power shut off. I know that I will eat dinner tonight, tomorrow as well. He makes me laugh. Not just by telling […]

SWG: It Feels Like Home

In the fall of 2003, my (now ex) husband proudly brought home another PC game and announced that it was his birthday present from the children. I rolled my eyes and continued folding laundry. The boys, ages 9 and 7, ran to watch Daddy install and play the game. My daughter, just 4 years old, […]

Charity Begins At Home?

Recently, I was in the kitchen preparing dinner and that heart-wrenching commercial came on. You know the one. It’s the one that makes you feel as if you are at fault for the pain and suffering of every unloved animal in the world. The ASPCA commercial. It’s one of the very few things that I […]

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I’ve been as good as can be expected. I’ve kept my mouth shut and my opinions to myself with the exception of what I’ve written and what I intend to write within the confines of this little blog. I’ve broken no laws, stolen no parking spaces, returned incorrect change, held the doors open […]