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As a forced and oh, so reluctant shopper at Army...

Dear Fetus:
 
Let me begin by saying, Welcome!
 
I trust that you are finding everything you need. And I hope you're getting good and cozy, because I would be devastated if you found the accommodations unsuitable and decided to break your nine month lease. I'm in this for the long haul, and I'm...

There was a space I used to feel safe. Everyone should have such a space.
 
Today, when fear grips me and I need a balance bar to keep from slipping out of my life, I remember those mornings when I felt safe. Ten, fifteen, twenty-five years ago…these are some of my first memories. My bed is warm and cozy, but I...

I've been thinking about my parents. Namely, if they ever talked about how big of a deal it would be to have a biracial child. I'm guessing they didn't, that they just wanted to have a child together. But sometimes I try to think about what knowledge, if any, they could have given me to go through life as a mixed-race child...

Nine years ago, my best friend and I made a plan to get together for a lonely hearts Valentine's Day dinner. She had just left a marriage, I another failed relationship. I invited another single friend, David, to join us, thinking he and my best friend might hit it off. Wouldn't that be nice?
 
There was just one...

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