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“Quirky and poignant, Girlish is equal parts jaunty and heartbreaking as Lillibridge turns her keen eye and brilliant prose toward an unconventional childhood and her attempts to navigate the tricky waters and mixed messages about what it means to be female in a family and culture that veer wildly between openness, secrecy, and shame. ”
—Sonja Livingston, author of Ghostbread

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I Love My Broken-Eyed Son

Mon Jul 03 2017

Who knew that a baseball to the mouth could cause a concussion? Read more »


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Book Review: QueerSpawn in Love by Kellen Anne Kaiser

Sun Jul 02 2017

Even though we are both queerspawn, Kaiser’s family makes my parents look like amateurs. View at huffingtonpost »


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On Cleaning: Oh, Mom, I Get It Now

Tue Jun 20 2017

I understand why my mother gave up. Read more »


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Book Review: Dad #1, Dad #2: A Queerspawn View From the Closet

Mon Jun 19 2017

Book review of a memoir about growing up with two dads and a mom in Boise, Idaho. Read more »


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Saying Farewell to the Tooth Fairy

Thu Jun 15 2017

The Tooth Fairy was the latest casualty in our household. View at huffingtonpost »


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Wait, Don't Ride Off Quite So Quickly!

Tue Jun 13 2017

I turned around, and my big kid became a tween. Read more »


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Are We Too Stable? Conflict Role Modeling After Divorce

Thu Jun 01 2017

The nature of shared parenting allows us to do all our fighting when the kids aren’t home.  The boys have never seen us fight. This feels unnatural. Read more »


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Freudian Lawn Job

Mon May 29 2017

I feel like there is a great metaphor in here somewhere—a reason for my purely accidental yet consistent egregious behavior. Read more »


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In Conversation With Leslie Lawrence, Author of "The Death of Fred Astaire"

Wed May 24 2017

Interview style book review of a marvelous essay collection about life, learning, and teaching. There are also children and dogs. Read more »


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Divorce Is A Car Crash And You’re Both At Fault

Tue May 23 2017

No matter what the insurance company says, both parties are always at fault in every car accident, and if you can’t see your part in causing the accident, you are doomed to repeat it. The same can be said for divorce. View at huffingtonpost »


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They Tell Me I’m a Queerspawn

Thu May 18 2017

Queerspawn are children of GLBTQ parents, and the word has been around for a least a decade. Apparently I have a tribe. View at huffingtonpost »


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Ernest Hemingway Backstage at his Granddaughter’s First Dance Recital

Sat May 13 2017

This was a writing prompt that made me happy. Sometimes it's important to remember that writing is supposed to be fun. Read more »


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