Kyle and his Hawai’ian Shirt

Kyle and his Hawai’ian Shirt

Reading time: 1 minute Every place Kyle wears this Hawaiian shirt, somebody compliments him on it. And it’s not just in Seattle. Right now, we’re on Whidbey Island for a short vacation. In the bookstore yesterday, the woman behind the counter told him how...
I Wish I had a Really Big Garden

I Wish I had a Really Big Garden

Reading time: 3 minutes Do you have a garden? Do you like it? Someday, I would love to have a really big garden and raise a lot of food for me and Kyle to eat. I read all these memoirs about people becoming farmers, or feeding themselves from their backyard vegetable...
A White Woman Feels Restless and Irritable

A White Woman Feels Restless and Irritable

Reading time: 2 minutes I’ve been feeling restless and irritable lately. I’ve been thinking that everything I’m doing is useless, that I’m cooped up all the time, that I want to get a job out of state or even out of the country. Kyle always knows why I’m feeling this...

If I Hate Comic Sans, Am I Ableist?

Comic Sans “a” on the left, Frutiger “a” on the right. Which letterform is more beautiful? Reading time: 5 minutes If I hate Comic Sans, am I ableist? I read this article on the website The Establishment, in which this woman writes that “Hating...

This White Woman Flirted with my Black Husband

“The Mountaintop” poster, Arts West Reading time: 4 minutes Kyle and I went to see a play this one time, and there was this white woman who irked me by flirting with Kyle. And the thing is, I didn’t do anything about it! It was at a performance of The...

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