They’ve Begun To

“When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.”–Helen Rowland Our next door neighbors recently signed divorce papers. In the ways that divorce can be awful, it has been. The husband has been angry, betrayed, wanting… Continue reading They’ve Begun To

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Emergence

Four years ago this summer, in 2003, I started to think I might be an adult. I was 36. Sure, I had been married for a few years, I’d been teaching at the college level for more than a decade, I’d been a homeowner several times over, and I had two kids. But up until… Continue reading Emergence

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Family, Edited

I went to a baby shower last weekend. Although it got a little woo-woo during the programmed portion of the event (a candle was lit in the center of the circle; we all held onto a long hank of yarn, one that apparently connected all our pulsing womanhoods into one larger life force; there were… Continue reading Family, Edited

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