Like a (Poorly Tailored, Really Tiny) Glove

It's not often that I find myself in a situation where I need to get dressed up these days. I work in an elementary school where, at worst, the dress code is business casual. I attend a church that is very "come as you are." If I were to show up in a suit, I'd … Continue reading Like a (Poorly Tailored, Really Tiny) Glove

Rewatching Buffy – Episode 95

Welcome to Rewatching Buffy, the part of the blog where I rewatch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each Tuesday evening, you’re invited to join me as I attempt to rediscover what made me love this show 21 years ago. Forever Buffy peruses coffins in a showroom. When she picks the one for Joyce, the director says, … Continue reading Rewatching Buffy – Episode 95

Question of the Week #86

How do you picture your funeral? Is it important for you to have people mourn your death? Think, Michael Jackson's televised memorial service, times infinity. Yeah, that's how my funeral should go. I know this doesn't exactly carry the weight of a last will and testament, but these are my wishes. Please, respect them. I … Continue reading Question of the Week #86

Ten Years Later

Last year, I shared about the night my father passed away. I wrote about the day leading up to that difficult night and the emotions I felt upon hearing the news. This year, ten years after losing Dad, I want to say thank you to the people who surrounded me in the days and weeks … Continue reading Ten Years Later

The Truth About the Lies

Wednesday I played along with the twist on Two Truths and a Lie. And I promised that today I would reveal the answers. Despite having dozens of people drop by and read that post, only two decided to play along and guess at my lies. I also said I would challenge other bloggers to play … Continue reading The Truth About the Lies

Taylor’s Grief

The funeral was over. Most of the people who had gathered afterward had already left. This allowed Taylor Steele to finally get busy cleaning the house. She was done talking to people. She did not want to hear anymore platitudes from well-meaning people expressing condolences. Taylor really did appreciate those people and their thoughts and … Continue reading Taylor’s Grief

Sick and Twisted

I've mentioned my sister a couple times recently. And it's probably clear that I gave her a hard time growing up. This story is another example of just what kind of excellent older brother I was (and still am, BTW). It's a story that shows just how deeply depraved I was, even at a young … Continue reading Sick and Twisted

The Fun in Funeral

When people attend funerals, I think it's natural for them to think about their own mortality and how they would like people to mourn or celebrate, as the case may be. Okay, maybe it isn't natural. Maybe it's morbid. And maybe I'm the only one. But these are some thoughts I had during my great-grandmother's … Continue reading The Fun in Funeral

Remembering Mamaw

I haven't really known what to write here. I have a lot of thoughts, but I'm not really sure how to string them all together so that they make sense. And I have these mixed emotions that consist of grief, joy, and irreverent humor. So much irreverent humor. Anyway, there's a good chance that a … Continue reading Remembering Mamaw