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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Sometimes It’s Like This

July 24, 2019, 3:32 pm

Sometimes, “raising” Dar is just that, with the air quotes. Sometimes, it’s fine. But sometimes, it seems very, very hopeless, like going through the motions for no good reason. Sometimes it feels like a loss that never ends. Sometimes, and I know this isn’t right, I envy people who simply lost their small baby within the first few years of its life. At least there was a resolution, sort of. What happens at our house, it never gets resolved and […]

Trying to be more like my heroes

July 17, 2019, 10:58 am

My heroes walk among us. They resemble you and me. They do not wear capes. One might say their identities remain secret. They do not have hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers. They rarely call attention to themselves. They are discreet and careful, and I believe most passersby do not pay them much notice. I see them sometimes, moving through the world. They rarely appear to notice me. I usually behave as though I do not see them, trying to […]

How was Dar’s vacation?

July 3, 2019, 1:48 am

The last two weeks, I showed you the photos. But how was Dar’s vacation? Uhhh…not bad? Flying vs. driving presents trade-offs for us. Flying is efficient but expensive, considering we’ll still have to rent a car wherever we go. Also, Dar has been known to melt down on planes, which can turn into a nightmare. We tend to drive. Despite the added transport time, Dar mostly likes road trips. I believe he likes watching the scenery go by. But there are […]