Tag: family

Hinterland, Week Eight: So The Hulk walks into Old Navy…

Hinterland, Week Eight: So The Hulk walks into Old Navy…

If you are a person who grew up in a place, and you left that place, and you come back to that place for things like holidays, you might have noticed that you are capable of becoming the actual Hulk.

This is true by definition:

Caught in the blast of gamma radiation, brilliant scientist Bruce Banner is cursed to transform in times of stress into the living engine of destruction known as The Incredible Hulk.

Times of stress? Living engine of destruction? Home for the holidays.

No matter when you return, home can be an alternate reality of sorts, … Continue reading

Not one mistake

Not one mistake

In light of the fact that this is not coming to you from sunny Santo Domingo, this quote from yesterday’s post seems like the ultimate jinx:

“Ironically, I am actually on my way to an island right now. By the time this is posted I will be somewhere in the sky en route to the Dominican Republic.”

I would say that the joke is on me, but if it is, it’s the best joke ever.

As we boarded the plane yesterday, my heart was feeling a little bit heavy. My uncle passed away last week and his funeral was scheduled … Continue reading

Excited and Grateful

Excited and Grateful

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I’ve been trying to come up with adequate and eloquent things to say about moving tomorrow after a 500+ day detour at home, but the words have left the building. It’s like word thieves snuck into my brain, took all the good ones, and sold them off for parts to Scrabble and Wheel of Fortune.

But they didn’t take everything. They were kind enough to leave me one word, the only word I’ve been able to utter in response to any question about any situation.

It’s “excited!!!”

If you’ve talked to me recently, you know that this is true, especially … Continue reading

3 days in Maine

3 days in Maine

We’ve had some good conversations on this website so far. We’ve talked about marriage and faith and going all out for our dreams. It’s been fun!

But long time readers will know that there is one piece of this story we haven’t visited yet. It’s a piece that never fails to introduce some hilarity to the conversation. And that piece is my parents.

For those of you who are new to the party, you will come to know and love my parents, mostly because they do things like this.

They also do things like decide we are going … Continue reading