We Remember

I took some time off from the blog to focus on my intense anxiety around my kids returning to school, but before I write about that I want to focus on my city for a minute. I've moved around my whole life. It's what I expect for the rest of my life, even though my... Continue Reading →

Don’t Build Walls, Build Attractive Walls

In El Paso, as well as other cities on the border, it's customary to build stone walls around your property rather than a picket fence, a style that originated with our neighbors in Mexico. It was jarring a first to see heavy rock walls rather than wooden fences, but its practical. Wood in the desert,... Continue Reading →

The Smell of Pencils in the Fall

Shoppers know that after the Fourth of July the pool floats and sunscreen get moved to the clearance rack and the school supplies take over. I always thought it seemed cruel to roll out the notebooks and crayons so soon when I was dreading going back to school. Then I had kids and enrolled them... Continue Reading →

America In Timeout

Another day, another mass shooting, and all you weak-ass hillbillies are like, “meh, nothing can be done! Everyone gets a gun, it's in the constitution!” I'm so sick and tired of this shoulder-shrug answer to our gun violence epidemic in this country. This is the shining city on the hill, the land of opportunity, the... Continue Reading →

Mine

There are people who are competitive, and then there's me. Naturally competitive personalities seek out challenges like league sports or group activities to keep others abreast of their progress. They post weight loss photos, gym photos, and my-kid-is-reading-at-age-4 photos. The most driven and motivated find ways to compete with themselves, pushing their minds and bodies... Continue Reading →

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