My Mom Still Smokes

Actually Pegger the Kegger hasn’t smoked since she realized she was an incubator. V.C. Chickering‘s mom is the one who still smokes. But wait, I’m ahead of myself again. I spent last week at the most magical of writing places, the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. Two years ago I took […]

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

Happy New Year! Why yes, technically it’s March already, but I’ve been a little distracted. Besides, I was referring to the Lunar New Year. Probably. The most exciting news?! My McSweeney’s column is going to be a book! Not just a book, a GRAPHIC NOVEL! Because political satire really is […]

Marvelous Toy

I should probably proactively apologize for this ukulele video. But productivity, which is low on a good day round these parts, takes a nose dive when a kid gets sick. And as those of you that follow along on FB already know, those days seem to happen a LOT. Preschool […]

For All We Know

I’m going back to bed. I may not get back out again until May. But in the meantime, I made you this ukulele video. I think. I’m 90% sure it happened. May your Thanksgiving be politically uneventful and at least partially restful. It feels extra important to remember all we […]

Are You Having Any Fun

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but it is cold, crisp, and stunningly gorgeous here today. The light is doing that piercing intensity thing it does in the Fall, and every orange leaf seems to capture and emanate with its glow. Maybe it was all […]

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