It’s funny, what presses the sore spot of grief. It happened the other night while I was editing a story about a pile of dead beavers and coyotes for the next day’s paper. One sentence quoted the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission’s list of other animals in the “furbearers” category: badger, bobcat, fox, mink, muskrat, nutria, opossum … […]
A coworker posted a Facebook photo of graph paper shapes laid out atop a paper room. She was moving, and planning ahead. “Graph paper models—you do that too!” I commented. “My stuff is a different size in my head than it is in real life,” she replied. I was moving, too, to a smaller space. And I couldn’t find […]
First impressions are so important, they say. The first crape myrtle I met must not have made a good impression, because I’ve never really cared for the plant. (I say “plant” because I’ve never been sure whether to call it a tree or a shrub. A hybrid? Shree? Trub?) I’m pretty sure the first ones […]
At a band rehearsal recently, I looked around the circle and realized I’ve been playing this music with most of these people for more than twenty years. It made me grateful … that four of five universities said no when I was applying to grad school. To find out why, please hop over to Makes You Mom.