Monthly Archives: July 2014

Throw down

It turns out the new dog is only 9 months old. That’s 15 months younger than they said she was when we adopted her. She is intensely person-focused and will do anything to please us. She doesn’t feel the same way about the other dogs … Read more

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Courier

When my wife is angry with me, she’ll say something like, “You write¬†a lot about grace, why don’t you have some?”

At the time, I don’t appreciate her question, but later, I find myself wondering about it. I feel like the work of my … Read more

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Is that the face you make when you’re upset?

She has had a hard day. Hard enough that she is angry, and that is a rare thing to experience with her. I know her day and her anger are not my job to fix, but while I listen, I also say things like “faux … Read more

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Your temp is normal?

I was sick for half of my twenties. It was an awful, humiliating illness, and the cure was worse. When you are ill, the world can become very small. And goals need to be abbreviated. That’s the most important thing that I learned while I … Read more

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Where’s the clutch?

“I’m on the phone,” she says, “with the boob people.”

In another context that would be such a lovely group. I’ve been lunching¬†with the boob people. The boob people and I were at the park the other day, and we realized the funniest thing. … Read more

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