How I Had ‘The Talk’ With My 5-Year-Old

“Mommy, what is the sex?” Max asked, picking at the tag on his Batman pajama top. “Um, well, it’s complicated.  We need to get to school.  Today you get to finish your Leprechaun traps!” Thank God we’re running late.  Again. I knew this day would come. I just had no idea it would be set […]

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Proper Wrapping

  One steamy summer morning in 1984, I rode my bike 27 miles to my 16 year old boyfriend’s house.  I knew he was going to be home alone, which was rare.  After a couple of years of awkwardly long make out sessions that took place in parks, up against school lockers, and on the […]

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Wendy’s my X, but I can’t stop think about her.

I saw you on my the way to work again and even though I know it is over between us, I still think of you.  Your red hair was twisted and bound the way I like the most.  I was afraid you would notice me, so I arranged my face into an air of frosty […]

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