Dogwards!

5 years ago with 8 comments
My sister Abby has a three-legged chocolate lab named Trip. “Trip” isn’t quite as cruel a name as it sounds (though it is short for “Tripod”1) because the dog actually gets around quite well, using his single rear leg as a pogo stick. If he lollops and flounders a bit from time to time, he doesn’t seem to mind. Trip was born with four legs. During the day ...

Redlining, Part II of V: I Can Deal With That

5 years ago with 9 comments
I am trying to answer the question of whether a man can fall in love with another man. Last time, I talked about when I did, in fact, fall in love with S.; which might or might not mean that the answer is exactly “yes”. On to the next part of the story. ★ Ryan had just invited me to spend the weekend at the beach house his family had rented, which was perfect, because I had just ...

Seven Quick Takes, Vol. 6: Fill ‘Er Up

5 years ago with 7 comments
1 – Long Dark Tea Time It’s been a long time since I was depressed, and that’s amazing. The odd thing is how not-sad is not exactly the same as happy. When I was habitually miserable, I always figured that being free from the constant oppressive darkness was all I could ever ask for. Turns out, nope, my appetite for bliss is infinite, just like CSL said (somewhere ...