To Infiniti and Beyond

I bought my kid a car. It’s a 1999 Infiniti i30. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s not quite the beater car that I thought I was going to end up getting him. It’s a cute little car, with a sunroof and a couple dings in it. He didn’t know I was car shopping for him. […]

My Job is Ending

Parenting is a funny job. When your kids are young (especially if you are young too), you spend a lot of time worrying about all the things that could possibly go wrong. You wake up in the middle of the night to make sure you can see your baby’s little back or chest rising and […]

Twenty Five Years Ago Today

My daughter turns 25 today. My only daughter. My first born. I was seventeen when I had her and I was a total fucking mess. It took me until I was about 7 months pregnant to decide for sure that I was going to keep her. I was scared shitless and didn’t think I had […]


I made it home. Dayton isn’t really that far from Knoxville. It’s about a 4.5-hour drive. Somehow I usually manage to make it a 6-hour drive. But this trip, I didn’t get abducted by aliens at all (which is usually my excuse for arriving over an hour late).  It was a great day for a […]