Dear Husband

First let me say that I love my husband and feel very lucky to have him in my life.  We met in 2005, and got married in 2007.  We had both been in difficult marriages earlier, and I certainly wasn’t planning to ever get married again, because I felt that was only for the child-bearing… Read More Dear Husband

An Inconvenient Truth? Maybe My Career Is Actually Hurting My Family.*

  [*Alternate Title:  “In Which Melanie’s Feminist Card Is Revoked, Hell Freezes Over, And An Inconvenient Truth Is Recognized”] I am exhausted.  Tomorrow is Saturday, and it’s also the one day a month where we do the billing in my office and I need to come in to help.  Normally that’s not an issue at… Read More An Inconvenient Truth? Maybe My Career Is Actually Hurting My Family.*

So grateful

Time to give thanks!  I know how fortunate and blessed I am, and give thanks every day in my mind to whatever higher power has brought me this amazing life.  But sometimes it’s good to say it out loud. I am thankful for (in no particular order): Healthy children who have grown up to be… Read More So grateful


I had a friend from college, with whom I had a great long-distance post-graduation relationship. He’d call me on my birthday and croon “Happy Birthday” into the message machine, complete with vibrato. We exchanged funny letters and referenced various private jokes. It was a nice, light, uncomplicated relationship. Despite not seeing him for years at… Read More Endings

Feeling Hateful

It’s not a great day for me. I’m dreading a confrontational meeting tomorrow. So I am going to purge all of my hateful feelings in an effort to cleanse my psyche. 1. Slugs: why do they exist? All they do is eat the plants in my garden before they get a chance to grow. They… Read More Feeling Hateful