Seeing weight loss

There are only so many ways to say “I’ve done this before.” One time, I created a group on Facebook so that all of my friends could help me out within mere moments of posting a question or plea for encouragement. Another time, I did it silently, not telling anyone …

About a boy

It’s 12:04 a.m. September 3, 2013. In about 7 hours, my son will have officially been born exactly 5 years ago. (It was a long labor; he was a big baby. I’ve told that tale enough times.) Five years. I have a 5-year-old. There are about 18 things strange about …

Tiny hairs and pimples

As a teenager, I was fortunate not to have to worry much about acne. Sure, I got pimples. But there was never a time when I needed to buy Noxzema in bulk, and my version of oily skin could often by remedied with a little soap and water. I have …