For hundreds of years, marriage has been an institution with a weighty importance, both for religious and legal reasons, but is increasingly falling by the wayside. Replacing this rigid concept is a modern theory of happiness as it relates to sex and relationships. Grand Master Laozi, author of The Tao Te Ching, asks, “Must you […]Read more "No Strings Attached"
My town no longer has a Toys-R-Us, so I am reduced to shopping for toys in Walmart and Target. It’s almost Christmas, so I knew if I wanted to observe the behaviours of in the toy aisle, now was the time to do it. I took my 18-month-old, all bundled up in very gender-neutral […]Read more "Walk Like a Man, Shop Like a Woman"
Dawn Elana Blocker was born on 30 March 1961, in Happy Camp, California. She entered the world early that Thursday morning, and that was the last time anyone ever called her a morning person. The small town of Happy Camp was composed mostly of her extended family, as her mother, Darlene Blocker nee Breidenstein, […]Read more "Mother Superior"
My dad has this theory about destiny. He says our lives are pre-written, but not by the gods. He says we write them ahead of time, before we are born. He says it’s like ordering at Subway. Or Chipotle, but I can only do one metaphor right now. You walk up and the Fates say, […]Read more "Your Hardships are a Subway Sandwich"
We lay here Not speaking Pushing and pulling and silently, politely asking each other To share the sheets Never making a sound Never speaking truths and hurts Never soliciting trivia or consequence Sharing space Sharing air Sparing a moment To kiss and tell Kissing hips and finger tips And biting tongues and licking lips You […]Read more "Share the Sheets"
I write about real stuff. I have always given advice in a no-frills manner, and I’m very direct. When I tell you that feeding my child nutritious meals every day is the hardest thing I have ever done and will continue to do for at least 15 more years, you know that I’m being serious. […]Read more "Feeding Your Children is Hard"
Loving him was one long lucid dream A tall glass of fluidic expression Sweating drops dripping onto the table Pooling puddles of perspective Bleeding rings into the reality Happy stains of him On her boring day-to-day The single dream in color against hundreds of monochrome moments Melting away the lacquer of real life Adding a […]Read more "Label Picking"