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Doris’s last days as a Washingtonian

A bit melodramatic, but whatever. We all get worked up over something. For me, Doris is one of them. Her tabs expire at the end of the month, so I’ve had to get Idaho plates for her. I haven’t switched them yet and don’t plan to until the very last minute. I like to think […]

You’ve got a friend in me (despite recent evidence)

It’s been brought to my attention that I haven’t been a very good friend lately. I could easily deny this but honestly, after hearing about what I have (and haven’t) been doing, “not very good” doesn’t cut it. The truth is I’ve been a shitty friend, but I’ve been so self-absorbed I didn’t even know. […]

Unanswered question(s)

What makes a woman stay? What makes a woman stay in a relationship she knows–at least on some level–is going nowhere? Or if it is going anywhere, it’s downhill? We’ve all seen it. In our family, with our girlfriends and acquaintances, even in books and on the big and small screen. In Cadillac Records, Gabrielle […]

Table for one

As I made my way in, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Of course, I’d heard of the Snake Bite. But only by name. Prior to this, I had no clue what kind of food they served, no idea what the price range was, no inkling whether the food was even good. Before entering the […]

The definition of cool

Dude, that’s so cool! I always wished I had a stalker. –Wynn

Chipping Away at the Old Block (Part II)

Continued post from yesterday. The image of her working behind the counter of a public library or being the owner of a used bookstore wasn’t difficult for her to imagine. She’d always found comfort in being surrounded by the written word—ever since the days back in grade school when her parents tried to make her […]

Chipping Away at the Old Block (Part I)

Note: I wrote this more than a year ago for a class but still pretty applicable in some ways. She stared at the computer screen. The light tap, tap, tap of the keyboard filled the room as she watched the cursor fly across the opened Microsoft Word document. Unfortunately, it flew in the wrong direction—to […]