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Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 4d ago

12 years ago today

I was scrolling through Facebook tonight and saw a friend's post referencing how warm it was for December 9th.I thought to myself, "what is it about this date that rings a bell?" It seemed s...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 5d ago

At least I've never celebrated "pumpkin spice" season...

I think about recent conversations I've had, and just what I've been thinking about generally, and I'm incredibly bored by it.There are certain conversational themes that I abhor, because th...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 1w ago

And all those things I didn't say, wrecking balls inside my brain

This is what I should have said, when he started yelling at me ten minutes into our first date, when I had the audacity to (respectfully) express a different psychological or temperamental a...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 1W ago

Keep on keepin' on

"Do you think I should go to therapy?"I was seeing my shrink for my biannual pharmacological check-in. Generally we just check in by email, but it had been long enough that he wanted me to come in and lay eyes on me."OF COURSE you should go to therap...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 2W ago

Double digits, plus a month

My dearest, sweetest Zekey,I am writing your birthday post a month late. I don't think I'v...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 2M ago

I got you babe

The other day, my friend Karen posted to celebrate her 16th wedding anniversary. I comment...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 2M ago

Roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair

My walks to work started three years ago, a month after Emma's death, as a respite from sorrow. To have a regular activity that anchored me in the physical world and took me out of my head a...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 2M ago

I see who I want to be, in my daughter's eyes

My dearest Josephine,This past Thursday, when I was driving you and Zeke to school, we were getting close to the carpool drop-off lane and I saw a dad and his son heading toward the school. The kid was wearing a tie and my heart immediately sank."Guy...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 3M ago

Yahrtzeit

At first, a thing you did becomes a thing you did again. And then it becomes a thing you do. It's a Thing.For the first anniversary of Emma's death, I had some of her ashes and thought it would be fitting to spread them from the top of a mountain. I ...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 3M ago

Cue the laugh track

Back in the spring, I made an impromptu trip to Virginia to spend Passover with my parents...