The Stay

After a month of sickness and soul-deep darkness that I couldn’t fight, all my body wanted to do was sleep. More and more, as I gave in to not eating or drinking. My body heated and sweat and cooled off, symptoms wracked through and my mind left me homeless on a street in a far […]

Cranberry Bog

as written October 3, 2013 I missed the fall on the east coast. Desperately. And against the waves of sickness and sadness I drove through the traffic with Nick at my side to watch the cranberries be harvested in Massachusetts. The Ocean Spray commercials were tantalizing, and with everything in me I wanted to see […]

Your Love Is Better Than Christmas

as written to Nicholas September 18, 2013 Thought I should be straight forward this time in my subject line – I don’t need to stop your heart. Not that bitchy way, at least. 🙂 I just wanted to send you some love. Just a few minutes ago, I was reminded how difficult a long distance […]


as written September 5 to 8, 2019 We flew to Reno on Thursday for a wedding Nick was a groomsman for in Lake Tahoe. Besides some unwelcome stomach stuff (breathe. don’t puke on the plane) it was a fun trip. The hour drive from Reno to Lake Tahoe in the gold colored, smooth-riding rental was […]

Welp. We Didn’t Break Up

As written August 31, 2013 Moving IS. A. BITCH. No one ever has a wonderful moving experience unless it was done for you and you weren’t even there. So for the sake of all the DIY-ers, I’ll add my own war story to the mountainous range: U-Haul charged my card twice for the pods that were […]

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