Sick: the Shadow of Nausea

Dear friend, I’m so happy that you’re pregnant. And I’m so unhappy to hear about your debilitating nausea. I know what it’s like. I don’t know what you’ve already tried, so I’m sorry if this just repeats things you already know. But knowing how awful the nausea is, I thought it best to write down […]

Someone Gets Hurt Until it’s All Fun and Games

It’s a strange concept to me that I needed to be taught the importance of fun. I grew up in a loving, slightly crazy, uber-fun family home. My mum and dad are quite fun people (as the number of photos of them in outrageous costumes at fancy-dress parties will attest). I remember having lots of […]

Promised Joy

The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men   Gang aft agley An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! Robert Burns, “To a Mouse” (1785) You know that tendency we have to plan? You might not have much of it. But I would guess it’s there. Even if it’s buried under […]