Overheating while White

Reading time: 4 min. 30 sec. I love my husband very much. But he has one serious flaw. And that’s how high he sets the thermostat in the bedroom at night. How many of you share your life with someone who sets the thermostat way too high in the bedroom at night? Here’s...
An Interracial Couple Checks into a Hotel

An Interracial Couple Checks into a Hotel

A view of Lake Chelan from our hotel room. Reading time: 6 min. My husband and I went on vacation in early October. We stopped in Cle Elum for the first night. If you’ve never been to Cle Elum, it’s a small town east of Seattle, east of the Cascade Mountains, just off...

City Gardener, Country Gardener

Reading time: 4 min. My father-in-law used to have a garden in the large back yard of their house, the house my husband grew up in from age five. But he gave up his garden, because he started to lose most of his produce to gophers and deer. As the small town of...

How Kyle and I met

Reading time: 1 min. Kyle and I met on the Internet. When I tell people that, they probably think I mean match.com or okcupid. But actually, we met in 1989, back before the web was invented. Most people weren’t on the Internet 1989. But I was a grad student at Georgia...

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