Touch Anxiety

It wasn’t until I met my husband that I realized the importance of (nonsexual) touch. I can count the number of times I remember hugging my […]

On Metaphor and Disappointment

All couples I know have at least one household chore that causes domestic strife: for us, it’s maintaining the backyard. Brendan and I have gone back […]


My body shoots itself awake. It’s still dark. The second I open my eyes, my nose is running like a faucet, and I have to stretch […]

Video Nasties

I have a confession: I hate video conferences. Once upon a time (remember when we could go outside?), that didn’t used to be a controversial position. […]