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"Yeah, I know what you mean. Pass the mushroom tea."
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  “Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” -Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland On April 25, 2004, I was sitting in my car in a hotel parking lot in Colorado Springs, crying. How do I remember the date with such specificity? Because that was the day my life changed. That was the day […]

If This Is Love, Then Why Am I Laboring?

Labor of Love

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” ―Stephen King, On Writing “I hate writing. I love having written.” ―Dorothy Parker In my younger years, I suffered from a condition called “rapid labor.” My first child was born about two hours after my water broke; the  second shot into the world, in about forty-five minutes, like […]

Fairy Tales: Making Your Kids Hate You, Lie To You, and Run Away From Home Since 1812

Rapunzel

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ―Albert Einstein“Mothers didn’t understand that children aren’t frightened by stories; that their lives are full of far more frightening things than those contained in fairy tales.” ―Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden […]