For Sadie

Another loss for a friend who has already had to endure too much.

Only the best February ever

I was up all night with Marlo and even though every part of me wants to be grumpy I simply cannot.

My mother calls this payback

Who needs game consoles and tablets and iPhones when there are free imaginations?

Before it all melted

Today the backyard is no longer white and Chuck’s heart is no longer black.

Sorry I said anything

I should know better than to invite the Universe to screw with us through weather, but it’s worth it for the look on Chuck’s face.

Desperate measures

A welcome solution to an ongoing, at times infuriating problem. Not, not “at times.” ALL THE TIMES.

Che gelida manina

Today’s enriching cultural lesson is brought to you by La bohème.

I’m putting “vibrator” in this title so that it shows up in my twitter feed again

In case you didn’t know, you will one day stand before God and he has taken detailed notes about your social media habits.

The older siblings

The adrenaline rush from a birthday can make you tolerate a host of things that would normally make you barf.

Delicious inversion

For the first time in weeks we aren’t breathing toxic fumes sure to cause premature death.