Life Currently

Listening to: Lizzo and Podcast Sooo Many White GuysStack of books: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, (awesome) Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal (just started — it’s recommended from reese witherspoon’s book club)The boys: Rocco is asleep in his bed, Hobbes is asleep on the couch, Dan is sitting next to me reading, … Continue reading Life Currently

Death Is Nothing At All

Originally Posted December 9, 2018Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me … Continue reading Death Is Nothing At All

Eureka Lake Road

September’s fields of tall, crisp stalksare like dry soldiers martyred by harvest—Their innards, tender and warm producereveal robust kernels or rot—the industry of cutworms, beetles, borers.Tassels are fingered by hurried youthunloaded from yellow, sticky busestheir bundled glands pumping sweatinto drenched long sleeves and socks.At the lake, the basin is scorched,undressed by drought.Groups of family geese … Continue reading Eureka Lake Road

Father’s Day 2018

Happy Father's Day to my amazing husband, Dan Herzing. I am a dork and signed Raine and Dan up for a Father-Son Basketball Camp at Eureka College without even thinking about the fact that Dan has only one reliable lung, vertigo, and a recent complete shoulder replacement.It didn't stop him from attending today, doing the … Continue reading Father’s Day 2018