Grief, Absence, and Loss

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket…

(Wo)Man’s Best Friend

With the end of Spring Break and the return to school, the inevitable chain-myself-to-my-desk routine of homework has commenced. It’s time to burn the candle at both ends, balancing school and work, and hope that the creative well can stand a bit more pumping. What a lot of people do not realize, though, is that…

Babies can wait!

Now that my husband and I are going on our 6th year of marriage this April, most people feel it’s appropriate – if not actually mandated in some way – to ask when we’re going to start popping out babies. The way they talk about it, it would seem that it’s my moral and cultural…