Category: Essays

I Got my Cat’s DNA Tested

I Got my Cat’s DNA Tested

I was far less interested in the secrets of my own DNA than to discover my cat’s much more mysterious genetic ancestry. My partner and I have always believed that our 8-year-old Dellie has some Maine Coon in her blood.

Down by the Creek

Down by the Creek

We didn’t have a lot of money growing up, so traditional family vacation trips were rare. What we did have, though, was 20 acres of land in the country, and plenty of time on our hands each summer to enjoy all it had to offer.

My Own Worst (Book) Critic

My Own Worst (Book) Critic

I’ve always loved reading. Throughout childhood, I devoured books in rapid succession, eager to get to the end and move on to the next title on my shelf. Time was nearly limitless, and books were a consistent answer to boredom and loneliness as a kid living in a rural area.

The Small Things Matter

The Small Things Matter

I’ve suddenly become hyper-aware of how even the slightest interactions with some men are intrinsically linked to a present culture of sexism, misogyny, racism and power imbalance.