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bitchin'...but not a bitch · 1d ago

window blinds

But today...After three and a half years of being a stay-at-home mom: of wiping asses and making lunches and putting out playdoh and scrubbing dishes and breaking up fights and band-aiding s...
bitchin'...but not a bitch · 3d ago

emptying and filling

Here is how I measure the progress in my life:I quit my job. There is a guy I worked with there who recently left for a few weeks so he could check himself into rehab. On his last night, we ...
bitchin'...but not a bitch · 4d ago

first day of kindergarten

At work the other day, my manager was talking with another parent about how hard it was to say goodbye to their kids on the first day of school. "I'll be fine," I said flippantly. "Get out o...
bitchin'...but not a bitch · 4d ago

symbiotic brothers

Brandon starts school on Monday. All day Kindergarten. Before, I thought it was me who would have a hard time with it. But now I realize it's Holds. These two have this bond that is so incre...
bitchin'...but not a bitch · 2W ago

illiterate women's secret writing

I once saw a copy of a page filled with the strange, elegant scratching of Nüshu, a secret writing system used for centuries by women in the Hunan Province of China and still one of the leas...
bitchin'...but not a bitch · 2W ago

little acts of kindness

I have been thinking a lot about days. About these self-contained units of time we wake up to each morning and make something of. Each one is filled with little acts of kindness and unkindne...
bitchin'...but not a bitch · 3W ago

Seeking:

An employer which allows me to work part-time, flexible hours. Somewhere that lets me put in my headphones when I've had enough of people. A job that keeps my mind free to be creative: a pla...
bitchin'...but not a bitch · 3W ago

adult camp

When I was a kid, I spent some babysitting money on Pringles and Snickers, but most of it I saved. I gave it to dad who put it in his safe and occasionally brought it out for me to count. Ca...
bitchin'...but not a bitch · 1M ago

with joy and pride

Writing is hard.Because it's lonely and draining.Because it takes a long time to get it right, or right enough.Because it is a discipline.Because we're not getting paid. That makes people th...
bitchin'...but not a bitch · 1M ago

Do I still have what I carried east?

Most of it has disappeared.I lost some flip flops in a lake once, when I was drunk. I walked barefoot to my car the next morning. The car I drove here in—my first car, a black Saturn SC1—I c...