The Sound of Organization

I stood in front of the pantry. I exhaled through the sides of my mouth and shifted cans and boxes around, searching for dinner options. I discovered forgotten inventory and added “organize kitchen cabinets” to my mental to-do list. Meanwhile, Stockton decided to finish sanding and painting our dining room. No small job when plaster…

Little Boxes Made of Ticky-Tacky

I arrived early. The hiss of the air vent and the receptionist clicking through screens put me in a trance as I waited to be called back. I noticed the temperature of the office felt comfortable, but the lingering scent of previous patient exhalations waited around with me as the minutes passed. Disappointing. The dental hygienist…

The Girl at the Rock Show

We wait out the weather in line with thousands of other fans. The storm clouds dissipate, and the ticketing gates open. My friends and I stream inside the fence, eager to claim our space. The lawn buzzes with conversation. People mill about in small groups of two or three, filling in gaps close to the…