Festival: My version

October 2, 2009

Marni’s version. Roger was at an all-day concert, so I decided to take Tessa and Reed to our town’s Festival Weekend. We invited my friend Michelle and her daughter Maddie. But by the time we were ready to go, it was raining so we instead met at the Baby Boogie place, which was on the […]

Festival: Marni’s version

September 29, 2009

“Damn, life is good!” Marni thought to herself. It was her weekend to have the children. Here she was with them and her new, attentive boyfriend and a cold brew — all the essentials after a long week working the blackjack table. Her children, Brent and Nina, were amusing themselves in the common area of […]

Show & Tell: A falling out, of sorts

September 9, 2009

Twenty years ago I was halfway through a year working in Japan. I had been teaching English, traveling the country, and working out some issues by leaving my falling-apart life behind for a bit. Phase 1 of the year was Wonder. Everything in the Winter/Spring of 1989 was new and fascinating: the food, the people, […]

Love Thursday: the day I earned my Mom badge

November 6, 2008

Listen To Your Mother Show in Denver, 2013 (transcript) I have loved Tessa from the the moment I knew of her existence, but the lovin’ wasn’t proven until she was about 3 months old. Roger had a conference in Costa Rica one summer, and I didn’t want to miss the chance to travel with him. […]