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Burning Man, A Funeral and Sibling Comfort

Burning Man, A Funeral and Sibling Comfort

When the cab pulled up outside my grandparents’ house on Mirror Lake Drive, everybody walked outside to greet my brother and sister-in-law. But I ran. As fast as my little legs could carry me. And in to the arms of my brother where I burst out in to these gigantic sobs. I couldn’t stop. ...
Gradually Growing Up

Gradually Growing Up

It’s gradual. First, they start going down to the playground at the end of the street. By themselves. And walking the mile home from school. Alone.
A Follow Up to "Don't Stare At My Daughter"

A Follow Up to “Don’t Stare At My Daughter”

I’ve been thinking a lot about that post I wrote last week. Don’t Stare At My Daughter. I got a lot of feedback on it. Mostly women with daughters who were feeling the same way that I did. Disgusted. Concerned. And powerless.
Don't Stare At My Daughter

Don’t Stare At My Daughter

I went to the mall yesterday with my two kids. My giant 16 year-old son and his sister, my petite 14 year-old daughter. We had just walked through the doors, and were on our way to one of those smelly teen emporiums to return a shirt, when I noticed these two men staring at us. ...
I'm Not Fat But My Clothes Are Tight

I’m Not Fat But My Clothes Are Tight

I’m fat. Okay, so I’m not fat but I’m heavier now, by almost ten pounds, than I was a year ago. And I liked my weight a year ago. Really liked it. But now my clothes are tight. And I know what has happened.
Me, My Kid And Big Sean

Me, My Kid And Big Sean

My daughter and I went to see Big Sean last Thursday night. Yes, Big Sean. The rapper who sings Dance A$$ with Nicki Minaj. Who denigrates women with his lyrics. My almost 14 year-old kid has a thing for rappers. And explicit music.