The Painful Result of a Lifetime of Manspreading

Today, on International Women’s Day, I have to report to you that I have been going to physical therapy recently. My back problems are, well, back. The chiropractor was not enough. Now I have PT every 2-3 weeks to correct the problems that appear to be stemming from a lifetime of manspreading. Ladies, you know […]

Tenor Dad’s Patented Weight Loss Tips (Patent Pending)

As an expert in the field of personal weight loss (you will be pleased to know that I have lost 15 pounds in the past two months), it has occurred to me that you may also want to reap the benefits of my vast knowledge. Sure, some of it is hard work, but really weight […]

I Am Not My Body

It was as I was thinking about taking my car in for its periodic oil change and tune-up that it occurred to me. I am not my body. I inhabit my body, to be sure, but I have no more control over it than I do over my car. It isn’t me; it is something […]

The Only People Worse Than Morning People

I am not a morning person. You know this. You know that I am unable to function before 10 am, no matter what time I get up. And you probably already know that morning people are the absolute worst. Their chipper smiles and happy greetings seem to mock your pain as they move about the […]

Betrayed By My Body

Look body, we had a deal. I leave you alone, and you leave me alone. My soul was never thrilled about being tethered to this mortal plane to begin with, and there is no reason for either of us to make things difficult. And we never seemed to have an issue in the past, so […]

What We Talked About Yesterday At Boston Children’s Hospital

First off, thank you all for caring so much about our little family. Thank you for the messages, thoughts, ideas, prayers, and support. As you know if you are a regular reader of this page, we had a very rough fall. One of the most oft-suggested piece of advice during our time of trial was […]

This Year I’m Giving Up Being Fat and Lazy

There was a slightly awkward silence in the room as we all tried to fill it with mumbles and smiles and half-sentences. “I’m not saying that you have to do anything!” Rev. Dark Murmurs insisted, “I was just wondering if you were doing anything for Lent this year.” It seemed as though no one in the room, […]

In Which I Contemplate a Life of Crime to Help My Son

It was right there… All I had to do was to reach over the counter and take it… To begin with, I was not at my best. We had been in the hospital all week and sleep was not really a thing anymore. They had finally released us and sent us home with a prescription […]