The Drive

The Drive

Not wanting to alarm my husband and infant son, in case they’ve fallen back asleep, I don’t call. I don’t even text. But I do take a picture with my camera-phone, because I need proof that I’ve done it, that I’m actually here: sitting in a 2005 Toyota Matrix, outside...
Small Comfort

Small Comfort

  I remember hearing Kurt Vonnegut, who was speaking in Saint Paul, say that when the aliens arrived on a desolated earth, we should leave them a message, carved in the walls of the Grand Canyon, and that message should say: “We could have saved ourselves, but we...
In Praise of Aging

In Praise of Aging

In praise of buses rattling through the streets In praise of passengers jostling for a seat In praise of a transfer I didn’t need to buy In praise of snow falling from the sky, and my down coat Bought secondhand but warm In praise of hips creaking in the wisdom of my...