Ruminations: Beloved

Ruminations: Beloved

Many years ago—almost three decades now—I played role-playing games every week with a group of friends. I say “friends,” but that’s not the word I’d use for all of them ... Read More
Ruminations: Ibuprofen

Ruminations: Ibuprofen

At some point, our medicine cabinet got stocked with a bottle of every possible over the counter pain killer. I almost never use them, so it’s easy to forget about ... Read More
Ruminations: Table

Ruminations: Table

Last July, I ordered a game table for what would be our new home. I chose a creator on Etsy with great reviews and paid for a custom table, anticipating ... Read More
Ruminations: Hyperbole

Ruminations: Hyperbole

Sometimes we exaggerate. Sometimes we exaggerate because things feel bigger than they really are in reality. Sometimes we exaggerate for dramatic effect. Sometimes we exaggerate just because we aren’t remembering ... Read More
Ruminations: Stealth Sketcher

Ruminations: Stealth Sketcher

I had a strange experience recently. I was chatting with someone in a coffee shop, when we were interrupted by a stranger who had a piece of paper in her ... Read More
Ruminations: Feather

Ruminations: Feather

There is a game I dearly love. It’s a game you can play without anyone else knowing. I almost hesitate to even call it a game. In some ways, it’s ... Read More
Ruminations: Invitation

Ruminations: Invitation

I came across an invitation as I was putting some cards in a drawer the other day. A fancy, paper invitation. It really stands out in a day of evites ... Read More
Ruminations: Ramekins

Ruminations: Ramekins

We used to have an agreement in our household. If one partner cooks, the other cleans up. A “fair” arrangement, which worked fine when we prepared simple meals. As I ... Read More
Ruminations: Anticipation

Ruminations: Anticipation

As we approach the vernal equinox, I am aware of a certain anticipation. When the balance tips and there’s more daylight than nighttime, something within us might feel a bit ... Read More
Ruminations: Recycling

Ruminations: Recycling

Our neighborhood offers weekly recycling collection. Our recycling has to be in special bags. So it’s noticeable when someone has recycling sitting out on collection day. Recently, I set out ... Read More
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