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Hope Lies In Less


July 2015
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The requirement of less


“Maj, did you just use two paper towels to dry that apple?”

Maj stands at the sink with her back to me. I watch the muscles in her bare shoulders bunch up as she leans into the counter and presses the flats of her hands hard against its surface. She lets her head …The requirement of less

    Nazi pole-dancer


    Dinner is marked by screaming from Kallan, who seems destined to handle the hormones and emotional instability of adolescence as a sort of miniature Incredible She-Hulk. Lately, any small bit of discontent or frustration causes her to explode in incredulous garment-rending rage. For example, here she is after I have asked her to …Nazi pole-dancer

    Buckets of failure-cake

    People, two things …

    1) Go buy and read Hope Lies in Less!

    2) OK, I really only had that one thing to say.  So ummm … READ THIS POST … which is short because I am working on other writing I am not currently at liberty to discuss as I am still in …Buckets of failure-cake



    Kallan hurls herself onto the bed in this guest room that is also my office. “I would like to lodge a complaint.”

    “Oh yeah? What’s that?”

    “I have been reading your posts, and it feels to me that I am not getting enough coverage lately.”

    “Yes, well … you haven’t been giving me …Terrytorry

    Reset of apathy


    “Mother, I am almost ready to move out of this house. Before you know it, I’m going to be out on my own, away from you.”

    I look at Maj and I smile.  “Mmm hmm.”

    “You sound doubtful.”

    “Mmm hmm … in other news, the refrigerator filter light is on.”

    “WHAT DO YOU …Reset of apathy