June 17, 2014
by Meredith Bland

Lice: Letters from the front.

My dearest Agatha, I miss you terribly, but I assure you that all continues to be well here on the battlefront. Thus far, skirmishes have been limited to soldiers in camp whom I am not familiar with, having never once … Continue reading

June 12, 2014
by Meredith Bland

This is why I read the news.

Oh, world. Never change. I’ve been working on a couple of essays for a while, which means that I have been spending a lot of time staring at the screen for 2-3 minutes and then opening a new tab to … Continue reading

June 3, 2014
by Meredith Bland

So…I guess I’M the dummy here?

Son: “Mom, is ‘daw’ a word?” Me: “No.” Son: “‘Daw’?” Me: “Yeah…no. Daw isn’t a word.” Son: “No Mom, I said ‘DAW!’” Me: “Yes, I heard you. Daw. D-a-w. Not a word.” Daughter: “No Mom, he means d-a-E-w.” Me: “Oh, … Continue reading

May 29, 2014
by Meredith Bland

I don’t want to tell you what to get your dad for Father’s Day, but don’t get this for your dad for Father’s Day.

I’m really, really sorry that my dad passed away years ago, because he would have loved this. Oh and I also loved him very much. But MAN would he have laughed at this. Okay. Here are my jokes. Here are the … Continue reading

May 20, 2014
by Meredith Bland

I learn about nesting yellow jackets the hard way.

I’m not much of a gardener — sometimes I’ll get on a wild tear and start weeding, or I’ll go to the nursery and come back with a pretty flower. Well, this year appears to be a “wild tear” year … Continue reading