Longtime readers of this blog know nothing about me if they don’t know this one thing: I love chocolate. Not just any chocolate. I love very dark, high quality chocolate. And I eat it. Every. Single. Day. Since soy and dairy cause me some trouble, I have to be picky with my chocolates. And, since […]

The more I’ve learned about the human body, and the longer I’ve lived in mine, the more I’ve come to reject our culture’s┬ánotions of what it means to be “fit” and “healthy.” I could explain it a lot of ways, but it can be easily summed up by saying I no longer look at pictures […]

Bus Spotting

I’m not sure how it began, but my two older kids, W and M have been bus spotting for the past few weeks. M keeps a pedometer in the car, and every time she or her brother spots a bus, she gives it a shake. They’re up to six hundred and something buses. Given that […]

I’ve been swimming once a week for the past few months. Last week, as I finished, another patron was waiting for my lane. We exchanged hellos and he asked if the water was warm. “I don’t usually swim. I’m a runner.” But, this,” he said, motioning to a very swollen, purple ankle. Turns out, he […]