THE SISTER: There’s a faded picture of us, with our backs to the camera, sitting on the banks of the river facing out. Both of us legs crossed, I’m looking slightly up toward her. My second-to-oldest sister has dark hair like mine. And, come to find out, she has a similar sense of humor. Sometimes, … Continue reading Party of Five.
By the Sister: You know how people say if you go too hard for too long you’ll crash? In the last two months, I’ve crashed twice. And I’m not talking metaphorically. First I backed my cousin’s SUV into a fence. Then, as I was backing out of a tight parking space, turned hard into a … Continue reading Crash and Learn.
By the Brother: As I drive the last mile or so to the Alamere Falls trailhead in Point Reyes National Seashore, my little car dances back and forth around potholes in the dirt road. Some are too big to avoid and I have to drive at a crawl to make it through. I meet Monica … Continue reading Where the river meets the ocean…
We haven’t seen each other much lately since we live two hours apart and have both been working a ton, so I was super excited for a chance to explore Portland together for a couple of days before catching an early flight home on this guy's birthday! We ate delicious food (five stars for West … Continue reading 37.
FROM THE SISTER: People always talk about childhood being carefree. Remember when you were a kid and you didn’t have a care in the world? Um, no. Even kids with healthy homes have it tough. There are monsters in closets and bullies at school, red marks all over your homework, hand me down clothes two … Continue reading Get Your PLAY On!
I know you don’t want to talk about it. It’s icky and awkward and uncomfortable and infuriating and maybe it hits too close to home. But that’s exactly why we need to talk about it. See, not talking is how it keeps going on and on and on. Generation after generation after generation. Traumatizing. Terrorizing. … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Sex(ual Assault)
FROM THE BROTHER: I’m trying to figure out which direction to take on the topic of Love. What the hell do I know about it? The song from the band Foreigner keeps coming on in my mind, ‘I want to know what love is… I want you to show me.’ Then a clip from the … Continue reading What’s love got to do with it?