About a month ago, the dog developed a nerve condition and needed to start taking pain pills. The only way she would take the pain pills was if I hid them in a bowl of fancy dog food.

I got my flu shot last week and — wait, have you all gotten your flu shots? You need to get your flu shots. Like right now! Before they stop giving out free gift cards with every flu shot. But seriously, you all need to get a flu shot, and you all need to continue to practice the Three W’s: …

For most of my life, I have worn my hair short. But since the pandemic began I’ve been letting it grow. At first I was just scared to leave the house for a haircut, but now I’m becoming obsessed with my long hair. I keep twirling it around my fingers.

I have been working from home for almost eight months now, and my entire perspective has shifted. For instance, office politics now consist of me and my husband jockeying for space at the dining table that we are both using as our home workspace. I am happy to report that I am currently winn…

A few weeks ago, I spotted an empty hook hanging from a corner of the roof. “Hmmm,” said I. “That looks like just the place for a wind chime.”

Things you should not touch when you get into a car in Alabama in the middle of summer: the steering wheel, the seat belt buckle, the bottle of boiling hot hand sanitizer.

For the past 21 years, I have mostly managed to avoid work meetings. Every now and then I would show up for staff training or sit in on a brainstorming session, but meetings never took up much of my work day.

Like many people who have been stuck at home, I’ve become a novice birdwatcher. Some of the birds I see are easy to identify, like the wild turkey that wandered into the yard, or the two vultures that decided to perch on my back deck one day. (Let me say that again: There were VULTURES. On m…