Four Things I Love About Sebastian

1. His name is Sebastian, like the crab in The Little Mermaid.   2. He watches out the window to protect me from intruders.   3. He likes to put his head upside down.   4. We have common interests. For example, we both like shoes.  

Sailing on the friend ship

Making friends as an adult is weird. I mean, I was never good at it when I was a kid, but as an adult making the distinction between people who are polite and friendly and people who possess legitimate friend potential is tricky. For one thing, I’m not sociable. I’m not out in the world […]

Throwback Thursday

My cousin got married on Saturday. At the wedding, I received from my uncle this photograph of my dad at his older brother’s wedding in 1974. You can see that I come from classy folk. It’s weird to look at the face of my dad when he was nineteen years old and think that some […]

Let’s pretend

Let’s pretend that this is the only thing that happened today. At the WAMU studio, after an episode of The Diane Rehm Show about monarch butterflies, Diane herself helped release some butterflies. She kissed one goodbye.