If you want to know what it feels like to get naked in public….

Write the most honest thing you know how to write about something shitty that happened to you, even if (especially if) that shitty thing wasn’t actually earth-shatteringly tragic. Vomit up all the words and then revise them so many times you don’t know if anything you wrote makes sense or is even remotely good but […]

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Face Value

I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy right after Lady Bug was born. So, on top of having a fussy newborn, I had a jacked up face, and everything that goes along with that. It ended up being a hard year. I’ve always thought the worse an experience, the better fodder it is for your writing. […]

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It Gets Easier

I overheard the only dad in Sweet Pea’s swim lesson mention something about a baby at home in between blowing bubbles and practicing reaching and pulling. “We have a baby at home too.” I offered. “How old?” he asked. “Four months. What about you?” “Three days.” I smiled and offered congratulations. “Does it get easier?” […]

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I didn’t have dental work, I have Bell’s Palsy

“I can drink with a straw today! Hooray:)” This was the text I sent to my mom and my sister this morning. My mom called me immediately, and my sister replied, “Super awesome!!!” (A love of exclamation points runs in our family). When the baby was ten days old, I discovered I had Bell’s Palsy. […]

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