People who equate truth with fact are missing the point.

Beautiful Boy

Can you see my beautiful boy? He’s not invisible, but you might have to squint a little bit to see him clearly.

You will be tempted to pity him, but rest assured that he will never make you small by pitying you.

He will show you fear in a handful of dust, but he . . . → Read More: Beautiful Boy

Love with Teeth

This article originally appeared in the Winter, 2010 issue of Brain, Child Magazine. I am reprinting it here because this is a key piece of Carter’s and my history that is missing from No Points for Style.

In the four months since Carter’s birth, I had memorized the shadows’ patterns on . . . → Read More: Love with Teeth

Another Day, Another Go-Round With a Judgmental Asshat

After you’ve faced the same bullshit judgment dozens of times, it’s hard to get too worked up about it, but sometimes I manage it anyhow. I mean really, I expect people to be uninformed because you can’t know what you don’t know. But health care providers are, you know, supposed to know about health . . . → Read More: Another Day, Another Go-Round With a Judgmental Asshat

On the Eighth Day

And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.

Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

And God . . . → Read More: On the Eighth Day

All this, and yet…

My dogs knocked over the kitchen trash during the night last night and spread tissues and coffee grounds all over the house.


I took Carter to get blood work done this morning and the orders weren’t in the computer system, so we have to go back again tomorrow.


It took me over . . . → Read More: All this, and yet…

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