I Control Time (a poem)

I control time. The hands of the clock surrender to my fingers. Forward and backward, inside-out and outside-in. The past is the future and the present is timeless. Actions of today become feats of a past year. Words understood before they are spoken. Thoughts and feelings erased from existence. Time measured and time felt. Time … Read more

Our Either/Or Society

I have a confession to make: I read the comments sections on news articles. Even though I know I shouldn’t—even though I tell myself that I won’t—they’re the disaster I can’t look away from. You could call it “online rubber-necking.” At times I do pretty well at exercising self-control, but at other times, they’re just … Read more

The Adventures of the Super Kids: Anticipating the Baby

“I’m going to the doctor,” Mom says. “Why?” Happy Boy asks, using his favorite word. “So he can check on the baby,” Mom answers. “Be good for Dad while I’m gone.” “Will he take out the baby today?” Sassy Girl asks. “No, it’s still too early.” Sassy Girl pouts. She wasn’t sure about having a … Read more

Personal Political & Social Views: Social Media

As I’ve said before, I’m a woman with strong opinions. That includes political opinions. Much more than I’ve ever shared. After all, my dad is an active, caucus-attending Republican, and one of the reasons my mom became an American citizen was so that she could vote for the leaders who make decisions affecting her life. … Read more

The Adventures of the Super Kids: Friendly Boy’s Appetite

Friendly Boy loves to have fun. He loves to watch his shows and play with his siblings and build with blocks. He loves to make Mom and Dad laugh and he loves to charm everyone with his smile. But there is one thing Friendly Boy is very serious about: Mealtime. “I don’t like that,” Happy … Read more