Our Lady of Perpetual Depression

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Working on a language of love

I just finished going through about 150 emails in one of my five different inboxes—yes, five. Don’t look at me like that. You cannot possibly be shocked. If you have been reading me at all—even if you just started reading me at the beginning of…

October 25, 2017

Happy 10th, Coco, you old lady!

On January 2, 2008, I made the most horrible decision of my life when I brought home a miniature Australian Shepherd to live with my family. Most of you know immediately that you should not take that statement seriously. But those of you who witness…

October 24, 2017

All that and everything

The insurance that I have for the three of us has been sending a letter in the mail for the last few months reminding me that I need to take Leta in to see her pediatrician for her yearly well child visit. And I have…

October 19, 2017

Things Eun-Seo Finds Interesting, Installment Two

“So I’ve been looking for a large backpack that’s big enough to fit all of my school stuffs, as well as my laptop and a two-liter jug of orange juice.” Wait. What about the caffeinated beverages? Did you give up the gateway drug? First Diet…

October 16, 2017

Peace of mind at home and on the road

This post was sponsored by Ortho Home Defense but all opinions are my own. …… A few days after I returned from Paris, my neighbor knocked on my door with one hand while gripping at his hair on top of his head with the other….

October 9, 2017

Books People Send Me, Installment Six

A couple of years ago my friend Lisa Congdon (you may be familiar with her massive body of work) asked if I would submit an essay to a book she wanted to publish about women who find getting older a gratifying experience, not something to…

October 4, 2017

Tis the season I become obsessed with weather apps

This isn’t another post about farming or agriculture, and I don’t think this will elicit as much hate mail as I got for wanting to get pigs out of confinement. But who knows. I have a knack for pissing people right the fuck off including…

September 27, 2017

“Just like the caribou require the wolf”

Yesterday I began telling you the story of John Arbuckle, a 9th generation farmer who runs a farm with his wife in Missouri—he and his network of pasture-raised famers only produce sausage for ButcherBox at this point—and the response has been phenomenal. I will admit…

September 21, 2017

Has this former vegan lost her mind?

Back at the beginning of June I “came clean” and admitted that I have added meat back into my diet. Not a lot of meat, but enough to overcome some vitamin deficiencies and crippling depression that stemmed from a state of hunger I’m not even…

September 20, 2017

Another delivery from my sister wife who knows how to shop

Last week the FabFitFun Fall subscription box arrived and when I opened it I thought I was playing a game of How Many Clowns Can You Fit Into A Volkswagen Beetle. It was like I was pulling rabbit after rabbit after rabbit out of a…

September 18, 2017