12 Days of Christmas Music to Improve Your Playlist (Day 12)

Some of you may know I have a spider thing.

I’m a recovering arachnophobe — and I mean, seriously arachnophobic — and the fact that I’ve moved past this is one of the triumphs of my adult life. Perhaps I’ll post here some of my writing on this subject some time. But not today.

I have decided to eschew the song I had originally planned for today and save it for next year. In the past 36 hours, so many people have tagged me in this video on Facebook that I’ve decided to make it today’s post instead. We wish you a Merry Christmas.

Also, fair warning: spiders. (But really, really cute ones.)


Something Weird I Saw This Week

I like to walk for exercise, and on my walks this week, I’ve noticed an unfamiliar car parked in front of the house belonging to one of my neighbors.  It’s a cherry-red Vintage Malibu with out-of-state plates, but the most unusual thing about it is Continue reading “Something Weird I Saw This Week”

Mama Spider’s Sacrifice

This essay has been removed because an updated version of it appears in THE MILK OF FEMALE KINDNESS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF HONEST MOTHERHOOD, along with the writings and artwork of others on the theme of motherhood. 


Milk of Female Kindness front cover



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