Sally and the gang

My birthday is coming up, so I’ve been thinking about Sally Rogers. Funny Sally, with her blonde hair bobbed and curled, a black bow affixed on the left side, flowered dresses that cinch at the waist and billow over the hips. …


It took me the better part of a day to stumble upon the reason for the crash I heard coming from somewhere in my bedroom. I opened my closet, which is a Pittsburgh closet, which is to say dubiously usable for clothing and thus not opened often. A chunk of…


One July afternoon, I arrive for daycare pickup to find my two-year-old’s eyes rolled — seemingly stuck — up and to the right.

“Hey, buddy,” I say, stroking his cheek. “Are you in there?”

WD’s eyes slide back and he rocks a few times. His nurse reports 15 minutes of…


When my parents went off to their freshman year of college, Saturday Night Live began its second season. My mother tells me about how my dad’s frat house would all but close down between eleven-thirty and one in the morning on Saturday nights as everyone gathered in front of the…

Amy Whipple

Writer, mother, Amy Whipple / https://amywhipple.contently.com/

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