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Roller Blades & Deceit

A story of roller blades, missing teeth, and lies.

Rolling with my Homies Glen and I were taking a walk on a bike trail a few years ago and we saw a guy on roller blades. Totally unprovoked, Glen turned to me and said “Hahaha, you would look ridiculous Read more…


Pitches Be Crazy

Pitches be crazy

For a while all I had for this blog post was the title, but I really needed about 600 more words. So getting the invite to my high school alumni softball game was serendipitous. You and John Cusack probably think Read more…


My Brother’s the Favorite (And That’s Okay)

My Brother's The Favorite

No really, it’s fine that my brother is the favorite. Tom is just fundamentally better than I am and if I were my parents I would like him more too. In honor of his birthday this week I’ve put together a Read more…


Norah Bean Casserole

My littlest person turned the big 1 this weekend so Glen and I are now the proud wranglers of two toddlers. It’s almost adorable how I thought everything was sticky a few months ago. Because now everything is really sticky, and “mine,” and Read more…


You Gotta Get Good Egress: Lessons From a Master Football Tailgater

Chuck’s Football Foresight I like to claim that my dad is single-handedly responsible for the New England Patriots’ dynasty. A Giants fan born and raised, Pop decided to make the switch and buy Patriots season tickets when we moved to Read more…


A Merm By Any Other Name

I call my mom “Merm” and we can probably all agree that’s a little weird. You don’t hear a lot of “Merm” out on the playground. But I have my reasons. Growing up, we had family friends with a boy Read more…


There Are Three: How Miscarriage Broke My Heart and Gave Me Everything

Finding hope after recurrent miscarriage

Three years ago during the week leading up to Mother’s Day there were three reasons that I wanted to hide away from the world. Three reasons that I didn’t want to walk into a store with rows of Mother’s Day Read more…


Life is a Highway, I (Don’t) Want To Drive It All Night Long

I’m not a great driver. Not like “scary, shouldn’t be on the road” level, but if we were partners on the Amazing Race you’d probably want to take the wheel. It would be more pleasant for everyone. Generally I feel Read more…


Full-Contact Easter

As we all know, Easter is traditionally a holiday centered around full-contact no-holds-barred athletic competition. (Wait, no? Really? That’s not a generally accepted way to celebrate the mystery of our faith? Weird.) Get Your Head in the Game Our family Read more…


Cheers to 60 Years

This past weekend we celebrated my grandparent’s 60th wedding anniversary. Yes, 60. Get out of town; that must be a typo. Nope, totally true. Now I have a couple posts in the queue about my marriage and how it’s equal parts Read more…