Monthly Archives: January 2013

gimme shelter

Virginia Smith cried the day we chose Maddy over all the other dogs at the Animal Protective League. We were two months married and wanted a dog to round out our family when we visited pound dogs at Severance Mall … Continue reading

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writing about family

Here’s a link to my “ten list” from the current issue of Catapult: about my mom. When I was just out of college, my unshaven and outspoken Alexandria neighbor, John, scoffed and told me I had nothing to write about. … Continue reading

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