A TOUCH OF SILVER: Tuesday Afternoon

Before all of this, Tuesday was Monday’s weird uncle.  I’d have taken a dozen Mondays over one Tuesday. But now, Tuesday’s just another day that could easily be Saturday or Sunday.  In the six-and-a-half years we’ve lived in our house, in the ten-and-a-half years we’ve been married, I’ve never sat across the kitchen table from …

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A TOUCH OF SILVER: Springing To Life

I’ve secretly dreaded the arrival of April for a while now. Last year, that month ushered in unseasonably cold, wintery weather; a tough transition professionally; and the beginning of a nearly-five-month-long bout of depression. Any worries I had about personal history repeating have been replaced by a general sense of apocalyptic, existential dread, which, if …

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A TOUCH OF SILVER: Ethan’s Got Talent(ed Friends)

I took a nap early this afternoon. When I woke up, the ground was coated in early-spring snow. We’re not getting as much in northern Vermont as folks are in the southern part of the state, but it adds a layer of dreariness to a pre-existing bummer situation. Scrolling through social media timelines a little …

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