Life

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Thoughts on 37

According to the calendar and math, I just turned 37 years old. This meets most definitions of adulthood. I’m a...

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An Introvert’s Guide to Writing

Introvert,  extrovert, or false dichotomy? I’ve been baring my soul and cockeyed schemes on the internet since 1997. I tell...

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Things that now qualify as “me time”

Breastpumping My commute to work Taking a shower The three block walk to return my library books Sleeping Leaning on...

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Top Five Things I Have Learned About Babies

My daughter, Elizabeth West Firment, was born in early November. The last…ever since…has been a nonstop, nonsleep blur of boobs,...

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Daily Hilarity

Things today that made me laugh until I snorted: Translating a boring work conversation into hula Faygo Rock n’ Rye...

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How to stop using paper towels

Chuck works on motorcycles, and I’m a kitchen clean freak. We used to go through a shameful amount of paper...

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Happy Fathers Day

This is my dad, the best joker in the world. Who else would dance to “Re: Your Brains” (Jonathan Coulton’s...

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Stupid girls, stupid pepper spray, stupid racist cab driver

A listing of grievances: Two stupid girls have a hair-tearing fight on the bus Liquid and curly fries fly everywhere...

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Bookbinding Tattoo, concept art

Someone asked me where I found the art for my nonexistent biopsy scar-covering tattoo, and I thought you guys might...

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