Tagged Expect

As yet untitled

I’d like to write a book called What to Expect When You’re Least Expecting It. Or… What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Crazy. Or…  When Life Gives You Lemons… Make Lemon Bars. Are You Kidding With the Lemonade? Okay, that’s kind of a long title. How about The Tailspin of Perfectionism? Or maybe: Disappointment…the Disillusionment of Believing…

The Kneaded Seed

I hear the rustle of plastic and look up to see both kids speed around the corner from the kitchen with a piece of bread smushed in each hand.  I didn’t even know we had any bread left, but they must have foraged the last remaining rejected end-pieces from the depths of the countertop.  I…

Backcountry crucible

A few years back, I go to a nature writing retreat in the North Cascades. I think it’s a writing retreat set in nature, but it’s actually a writing retreat about nature. I grew up going camping with my family, and my hardcore backpacker dad was known to shake us out of our road trip…

Girl, Interrupted

I didn’t expect to rewrite this article a few hours before posting it. I had already spent a good chunk of the weekend writing and rewriting my piece, but then Monday happened, and, all of a sudden what I had written was not the thing that mattered anymore. Monday mornings are hard, they just are.…