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Archive for July, 2013

PROMPTuesday #223: Prom

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

When taking the kids to camp this morning, an old Bryan Adams song popped on the radio and BAM! I was gone in my head, motivating Toots to finally ask, “Was this your prom song?” Despite wondering how a nine-year-old could make that immediate assumption (repeated High School Musical viewings?), I had to acknowledge that […]


Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The long and meandering response to this week’s PROMPTuesday…   Eight months after I graduated from college, I took a job as a receptionist at a Milwaukee law firm. It wasn’t what I wanted to do, but after living with my parents for a brief time in San Diego, I decided to really be a […]

PROMPTuesday #222: California

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

  I think it’s only right to resurrect PROMPTuesdays if I’m to go whole hog with this one-post-a-day effort. Plus, I’ve missed making up prompts that only I do or don’t do and is anyone out there anymore?   It’s OK. Sometimes it’s good to write in a vacuum.   So here’s the original post […]

Life As We Knew It

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

My end-of-the-world odyssey continues. This past week found me still searching for apocalyptic thrillers, culminating in a read of “Life As We Knew It,” by far, the most mild-mannered “we’re all gonna die” dystopian yet.   I suppose it wasn’t dystopian as much as it was “is it the end of the world?” because the […]

Mile Marker Number Keep Going

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

I rolled our bikes out of the garage and hoisted them singlehandedly into the back of the Suburban. I’d had quite enough of feeling powerless over parenting my oldest and hoped a joint bike ride would give us a breather and time away, together.   Toots had exhausted herself the night before and this morning […]

What I’ve Been Reading Lately

Monday, July 8th, 2013

I’m completely into post-apocalyptic right now, which is unfortunate because everyone I look at these days falls into one of three categories: 1) Action hero 2) Crazy maniac probably going to eat my kids and 3) Most likely to die. On a recent camping trip, I even imagined who would steal all our food if […]