Imitation Crab is the Devil

My 9 year old has his share of food quirks, but they’re mostly healthy. I mean, sure, he is enamored with those solid sugar things you dip in liquid sugar and then in powdery sugar and then suck straight into…

So Many Potatoes: The Story of my …

I suck as a homemaker, preferring to write and make art over cleaning, making meals, organizing, child-rearing, wifing, yard work, dog-owning, socializing, or anything else that resembles life as a competent family member. The one part of homemaking I enjoy…

I’m A Low-Down, Dirty, No Good …

Some things that have happened today are that I spied this spider eating a fellow insect. I actually took a video of it, fancying myself an amateur National Geographic cinematographer, but I’ll spare you the gore. I try to remove…

What Kids Really Draw

It dawns on me from time to time how hilarious it is that I am an adult thinking up ideas for kids to make art. I mean, first of all, I’m not sure what drives me to do that, but…

Hospital

It occurred to me last night how lucky I was to be in the ER waiting to see if I need to have my appendix removed. After waiting for 2 hours in the overflow area of the ER, and 4 hours in…

A Dramatic Christmas Lights Story

On October 1st of this year, I decorated for Halloween. I hung a swath of grey tattered, gauzy fabric across the top of the front doorway. I then mounted two giant black bendy-legged spiders on either end of the fabric-…