A little writing about my mom for Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m sharing an excerpt from some writing I’ve been doing, this in particular about my mom: I don’t know what a “typical” mom is or does. I mean, I’ve seen movies and TV shows, I’ve read books, I know the character archetypes of the doting housewife in the apron, and Read more about A little writing about my mom for Mother’s Day[…]

Wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day? (In the Nashville area, that is)

I bet there are a lot of posts out there that offer suggestions for how to spend your chilly February 14th, and ordinarily mine would be “stay snuggled up in bed” but since my mom is going to be in town, I needed something a little better suited to mixed company. So here’s my suggestion: Read more about Wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day? (In the Nashville area, that is)[…]

Thanks, Josh Ritter, for getting me ready for Monday

Monday is the anniversary of my dad’s death, again. It was a reflective time for me last year and it’s looking like it will be the same this year. I can tell because last night we went to see Josh Ritter (whom Jae has been talking about for years but I’m just catching up). There Read more about Thanks, Josh Ritter, for getting me ready for Monday[…]

Forgetting about Father’s Day

I wonder about the organizers of Bonnaroo, and whether they intentionally scheduled the festival for the weekend of Father’s Day. You have to figure that with 80,000 some attendees, there are bound to be a whole lot of arguments about missing the family cookout or whatever. As I am not attending Bonnaroo nor is my Read more about Forgetting about Father’s Day[…]