By the numbers.

My entire life, I’ve been heavier-than-average. I’ve had my times of adorable chubbiness (primarily before the age of, oh, seven or eight), my times of fatness, my times of chunkiness, my times of curvaceousness. My times of picking the language that not only describes my body but perhaps more appropriately describes how I’m feeling about […]

The other side of summer

A few years ago I read a short piece in the Washington Post on the Fifth of July. It’s the downhill slide of summer, was more or less the author’s point. The longest day is past. The hottest part is right here. Heat and sun glaze everything over, our feet kick up puffs of dust […]