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Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 2W ago

Like an echo, like a photograph

I miss pictures.Ya know? Real pictures. The ones that are printed out on shiny photo paper...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 2W ago

The summer of love

The sun was shining and the air felt pleasantly warm, but not too hot, as I walked across the street and into the YMCA to pick up the kids. It's already mid-June, but there's always a feeling of "already?" when summer weather finally hits. Invariably...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 2W ago

Loosening and untying

Hi.It's been awhile, I know. And I'm not sure why.Normally, I feel like I have things I want to write about - things I'm thinking about, things I'm experiencing. I have done this for almost ...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 1M ago

Twenty

Dear Emma,Today is your twentieth birthday.This one is hitting me hard. The big roundness ...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 3M ago

Tell me about it, dude

When Zeke was in his room getting dressed this morning, he pulled out the old "all about me" poster than Jason and I made for a daycare project when he was still a baby in Hawaii. It had bee...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 3M ago

Monday, Monday, can't trust that day

Let me start by saying that I think that bitching about Mondays, or doing something like r...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 3M ago

I'll have what she's having

At first glance, I thought she was drinking out of a wine glass.I was in the elevator at work at the end of the day, sharing a ride down to the lobby with a woman who looked to be about my a...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 3M ago

Stabbing monsters and dancing around poles on a perfect Colorado day

"Mama, are you still the 20 year old surfer chick named Tammy?"Josie grinned up at me, a c...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 3M ago

A Jewish kid with a rosary walks into a bar...

I get a lot of phone calls from my mother while she's in various business class lounges in airports around the world. The other day it was from Melbourne, as she was getting ready to board a...
Wendy's Excellent Adventure · 3M ago

It's all Greek to me

Growing up the way I did, my family and I were immersed in other cultures. We experienced non-American holidays. We traveled to far away places. We had friends from all over.  We learned lan...