I write this post to wish the happiest of happy birthdays to my brother in all but genetics Jacob Edward Kulp who today reaches two score years. The day that I turned around in 10th grade biology and asked you about the strange card game you were shuffling has altered the entire course of my life. Without … Continue reading Life begins at forty (a poem for Jacob)
What I learned about myself and about society struggling to get antibiotics at a free clinic in 1998.
I haven't bought a new Kindle in eight years, here's why:
Where I talk about sometimes feeling typecast as a personal blogger.
Today is my last day at my job of six years. Here's the email I wrote to all the people there who feel stuck there and embittered, like I did only months ago.
Wherein I put on my complainy-pants and spill the beans on what I don't like about my critique group.
2018 was a monumental year for me, and I'm hoping 2019 will keep up the momentum. I don't have any big overall lessons or revelations, but I thought it would be helpful to list some of my 2018 highlights. Life events: The birth of my third child Monya who shares a birthday with Harry Potter. … Continue reading Looking back, looking forward
Here in the Upstate of South Carolina, our interactions with Wintry weather are a bit different than in most other parts of the country. Today was the first snowy day and as usual everything ground to a halt over a couple of inches of snow. It snows here perhaps two or three times each Winter … Continue reading South Carolina Snow Days
A fresh look at dirty words. I examine the differences between various types of profanity.
The Japanese have an interesting concept called kintsugi. Sometimes, when a treasured ceramic teapot, dish, or vase is broken, it is mended and gold is applied to highlight the cracks. They believe that the damage the item has gone through has made it more beautiful. The are a lot of times throughout our lives when … Continue reading Gilded Cracks and Broken Vessels