Losing My Religion

How do you think about trauma? Do you think about trauma? Can you live a perfectly happy and privileged life…

On Moving Home

We moved back to Oklahoma last month. There was no dramatic impetus. We were just sitting on our sofa one…

Sheltering in place in California

Shelter in Place

What happens when the world is forced from its routine? Forced to slow down or halt completely. Forced to speed…

motherhood

This Bitter Earth

Throughout my pregnancy, I thought a lot about the kind of mother I wanted to be. I’ve spoken with so…

maintaining independence as a mother

Independent as a Mother

About three months ago, I had a baby. I’ve written some posts about what that’s meant to me. To us.…

feminine

On Being “Feminine”

A few years ago — after celebrating a friend’s birthday a little too hard — I found myself waiting in…

On Rebuilding

How do you rebuild? When nothing particularly terrible has happened to you. No fire has ravaged your home. No disease…