Today is June 20th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and I think I can finally say, with no hesitation, that winter is over. Doesn't the calendar say this happens in late March? Doesn't it feel like it happens in late April or early May? Hasn't it been green here for two solid months already? For the love … Continue reading Putting Away the Winter Clothes
It's almost November. We have yet to "fall back," so the world is dark and quiet still outside of the windows in my dining room, where I have set up to write each morning before the family rumbles to life on the floors above me. This time has become increasingly important, as life here in … Continue reading Just Ducky
Oh my. This hurts more than even I expected it would. The movers come tomorrow. Tomorrow. Here we are, at the very edge of it. The house is a chaos of boxes. The children are over-screened while the parents move endlessly from basement to curb to Goodwill with bags of refuse or donation; climb endlessly … Continue reading What Bloomed
go on go on just walk away go on go on your choice is made go on go on and disappear go on go on away from here The moving truck arrives in 34 days. In 35 days, I will wake up in the same bed, but in a new room, in a new house, … Continue reading In Between Days
These are my red shoes. These are my magical red shoes. These are my magical red shoes that I bought to wear with my boring grey suit. These are my magical red shoes that I bought to wear with my boring grey suit on the job interview I had at the end of January. These … Continue reading There’s No Place Like…Pittsburgh!