A few weeks ago, after Brandon and I returned from celebrating our tenth anniversary, I looked ahead at our calendar for October. There were a lot of commitments that required a lot of babysitters, which translated to many nights and weekends away from the kids (and several hundred dollars in childcare and travel expenses). I … More Right Where I Need To Be
Last night, we went to Bull and Bones Brewhaus and Grill in Blackburg, Virginia (look at that nice alliteration… it’s even a poetic location) for karaoke and drinks. Brandon asked me what moment is most memorable for me from the last ten years together, not counting our wedding day and the births of our children, … More Most Memorable Moment: Ten Years Later
Today, a short essay I wrote appears on Brevity, a journal for brief nonfiction, called “Field Guide to Resisting Temptation.” I wrote this essay after it occurred to me for the first time that I could be the one to screw up my marriage. Even though my husband and I had talked about temptation abstractly, about bar scenes … More About "Field Guide to Resisting Temptation"