What she found stopped her in her tracks. An enormous, deep trench had been excavated and the whale carcass had been flipped inside. She couldn’t help herself; she tore off her shoes and ran to the edge of the pit to see the creature, already half covered by sand, with deep gauges, wounds along its belly and back from the machine effort it took to drop it into the hole. The smell wasn’t what dropped her to her knees, but rather the roughness of it, the merciless and ungracefu
Warning: Spoilers and sass and whatnot So, my kid and I went to see the new JP tonight and the best part was snuggling with him and giggling at Jeff Goldblum's delivery of lines in the WEIRDEST and best way possible (second only to Christopher Walken's take on human communication, maybe...he isn't in this movie, but IS in 'Severance,' which I also just finished watching, and oh, man...anyway, I digress): 1) Flaming giant locusts falling from the sky absolutely makes sense th
Recently, we went to the fifth grade graduation ceremony for our eldest...and I wept. It's still a fairly new school to us- we only joined midway through his fourth grade year, so we don't have the sentimental associations some parents do, having seen all these kids sprout from kindergarteners to middle schoolers, but still, it was emotional.
Part of what made it so emotional was watching the teachers sobbing. They gave these profoundly moving speeches about the people we
Several people I love and trust told me I HAD to watch this HBOMax show...and I'm glad they did. It's a sweet ensemble comedy that happens to be set on an amateur pirate ship in the 1700s- like Ted Lasso is a sweet ensemble comedy that happens to be set in a football locker room in London. You definitely don't have to be a soccer or pirate fan to enjoy these shows- they share genuine sweetness, sophisticated and tight comedy, and an ambitious thesis on men. The characters are
In a way, I think it made it easier when I myself got sick, too, because then I could just lie down and stay stoned on NyQuil while the hours rolled on by, instead of being fully conscious of the filthy house and all the parenting and lost productivity. Getting sick was inevitable, obviously. I couldn’t quarantine myself from my sick kids when they needed mama snuggles, so instead, I got sneezed and coughed on about a million times, and one kid huffed directly onto my cheek,