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Hair, day fifteen

This morning I was trying to concentrate on the music pumping through the speakers in spin class but the thoughts in my brain poured through the circuitry like those tickers announcing stock prices: PAIN, PAIN, PAIN, PIANO LESSONS, LUNCH, DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT, PAIN, CONFERENCE CALL, PAIN, PAIN, DINNER, PAPERWORK, PAIN. If you invested in pain you [...]

That story was a good read

When you sign up for the NYC Marathon they send you these orange shoelaces along with a few other pieces of running related gear. Both of my knees are still giving me trouble, and after reading several books about running I think I’ve decided that I’ve got to hang up my shoes. I think I’d [...]

Dear Liza

There’s a toddler in the bucket!


So, hey. Yeah. How are you guys doing? There is a conference going on in Salt Lake City this week and I’m hosting a few people at my house, so when I think of words like chaos and disorder I wonder why there aren’t more passionate words to describe what it’s like up in here. [...]

Dimple dee doh

I may have already told you this story, but this picture reminded me of it so I’m going to tell it again. SORRY! Waiting room at the doctor’s office, sitting there with Marlo in my lap. A woman on a bench a few feet away says, “She is the cutest thing ever!” “Thank you,” I [...]

Thank you

From all of us, thank you so much for your words, your stories, your support. The Internet can be filled with so much more beauty than evil, and it’s nice to be reminded of that. Chuck thanks you especially.

“I’m lying alone with my head on the phone”

Marlo is sitting in my lap, her feet draped just over the edge of my knees. I hold her close, press my nose into her fine blonde hair while she takes a small mound of blue clay and tries to mold it into a circle. Her body is so tiny, so perfectly shaped for the [...]


I’m sure you’ve seen this by now. (If not, please watch it.) Cami and I watched it a dozen or so times before we went out for sushi on Saturday night, and everything that came out of our mouths sounded exactly like that actor. At one point Cami sat there gazing off at the chefs [...]

Tuesday’s Top Pick

Owls. On your hands. And you don’t even have to worry about them going crazy and pecking your eyes out. (Owls do that, right?) I couldn’t resist these. You might find them twee but all I see is clever. And strangers stopping you to tell you that those are just the cutest things they’ve ever [...]

Hair, day eight

Last week I went to the dentist and was paired with a new hygienist. As she draped the bib around my neck she said, “I absolutely love your haircut!” “Wow, thanks!” I said. “I’m growing it out, actually. This is the in-between stage.” Without any sarcasm she made a weird face and said, “Well then, [...]