5K–What Did I Agree To??

Okay, I’ve been away a while. Sorry. I just haven’t felt like writing. Or doing photography. Or much of anything. Yep, the Seattle winter blahs have struck again. But my friend asked last week if I’d join her in running a 5K in March and my efforts to train my very out-of-shape body have humored me…

A Trip to the Store: Non-Regional Diction

We live in a rough but diverse area. Since I ride the bus to and from work I’ve picked up on the local slang. This was me going to the store for an ovulation predictor test: So me an’ my boo is tryin’ ta get knocked up. We been tryin’ fo’ a while but nuthin’.…

Mother Nature Can Suck It!

Okay, ladies, you know how at a certain point in the month we get a wee bit sensitive and ridiculous and eat far too many salty foods? Yeah, that just happened to me. My poor husband. He made a joke and I tried to remain calm. Husband instinct kicked in, he knew he’d said something…

Strength

Strength is a funny word. I think of my husband’s cousin who can deadlift over 600lbs. I think of my patients who press on despite crazy horrible circumstances, aka cancer. I think of ants who move giant pieces of crumbs and leaves and water droplets. I think of my mom’s transition from “city girl/dentist’s daughter/musician”…

Keeping Tums in business

My husband is in the car biz. He’s not some scuzzy used-car guy! He loves the challenge of what he does: finding a person a car they really love, getting the bank to buy the loan, and making a profit for the company. Problem is he loves cars. It’s like being an alcoholic bar tender. Bad…

Travelling a Broken Road

To be fair, this happened nearly a month ago. It has taken me this long to put it into words.  Today I faced a fear. To exactly define this fear is not easily done, so all I can say in short is that I went to West Seattle. In my mind, West Seattle is a…