Mortifying maybe but also pretty damn cool... her and your mom both, trying to be more open and talk about it. Better than my family who made Puritans look slutty.


Not just you. I've been getting better about being more open in general when I talk about sex, but like... with my MOM? Uh, no. I'm 45, and granted I had a fucked up childhood and a disconnected relationship with her for a lot of it, but still.


In Memory of Flash: Part 7

A mostly black & white dog with shaggy fur and floppy ears yawning but looking like he’s laughing
A mostly black & white dog with shaggy fur and floppy ears yawning but looking like he’s laughing

This is the final piece of my series, written over two years ago following the loss of our beloved basset hound mix.

Dear Flashy,

Two weeks ago you became a big brother. Your little brother is a terrier mix we’ve named Yogi. He’s just over a year-old. One of the crazy things we learned after adopting him is that his birthday is January 4th, 2017. We said goodbye to you on his first birthday. That was a bit of a sucker punch at first, but it also somehow feels… right? Poetic?

Before we brought him home, I put away your favorite toys in a bag, where I will save them. Don’t worry, I won’t let him play with them. I know you’d hate that. You never liked sharing your toys even with your big brother Arthur, and you idolized him. …

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