I am driving in an unfamiliar neighborhood, looking for a parking spot. It’s a narrow residential street, and everybody’s got their three garbage cans (one for recycling, one for yard waste, and one for regular garbage) pulled out to the curb. It’s still relatively early in the day, and I don’t know if the …High-five for one
We have a small granite-topped cupboard in the no-man’s land beyond our kitchen on which we keep two coffeemakers. The first of these is a carafe coffeemaker of regular dimensions and the second is a silver monstrosity that makes espresso. We also have a coffee grinder, and this appliance is also kept on the …Closing the ticket
I wake Maj at 8:00 am, and she rolls out of bed and follows me crankily downstairs. She sinks into the couch and pulls her knees up to her chest, reaching to tuck her robe around her bare toes. Resting her chin on her knees, she glowers at me.
I sip at my coffee …Hellionettes
I watch as my two daughters climb out of the lake and up onto the dock and then toward me. I start digging in my bag for change before they reach me, and when I look up, they are both staring at me with hopeful faces. They reach for towels and stand before me, …Set a course for chaos!
“Mother, I would ask you to get me a glass of ice water, but you never do it properly.”
“Whatever. I am fairly certain I am capable of putting water and ice in a glass, but if your continued belief in my incompetence means that I am not asked to get you glasses of …Uneasy glass