“Because I was fifteen and generally an idiot, I thought that the feeling of home I was experiencing had to do with the car and where it was parked, instead of attributing it wholly and gratefully to my sister.” The Dutch House by Ann… Continue Reading “What Feels Like Home”
When you’re sick, it’s always better to be sick at home.
If worse came to worse, where would you go?
“Please, just let someone else sleep with you.” I was sitting on my bed and talking to my house. Begging her, actually. A few months earlier, I had put all my personal belongings in storage and moved only some clothes, books, and essentials to… Continue Reading “There’s a Spirit in Your House”
Thank goodness for kids and pets
How the Seasons Affect our Relationship with Home
Four years ago, I moved to Oklahoma. I had sold my home in Idaho a few months earlier and spent two months on the road touring the south, looking for my next place to live. Oklahoma was not even a remote possibility. That spring,… Continue Reading “A New Lease”
Change happens and it often comes with some discomfort.
Perhaps family has more to do with feelings than with legalities or blood.