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Personal Essay | Why I’m Ignoring My Ancestors Hushing Me

August 3, 2016 // 2 Comments

I have begun to experience a type of revisionist history when I spend time with my father. I start seeing things from his point of view and recognize that I had fallen victim to my mother’s version of events in many circumstances. And while the long-ago affair was 100% my father’s fault, so many other situations were not entirely his alone. Secrecy has a way of protecting the wrong people, creating a vintage veneer that is more faux-finished than true patina. [...]

Sweatpants & Parenting | The Yard

June 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Debbie Tanthorey Allen I mow the lawn. It’s a pleasant nearly-summer evening, I have an hour or two of free time; let’s do this thing. The machine drones on as I go [...]

Cheers! It’s Throwback Christmas

December 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

We were feeling nostalgic for the Christmases we remember from childhood and wanted to share some of our favorite memories with you. Santa’s beard? Cookies and a carrot on [...]

Spun Sugar: Father’s Day

June 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

I squint up against the hazy sun. It’s early summer, warm and moist under a layer of filmy gray clouds. I lie on a red beach towel, listening to the waves and the people, [...]

Essay | The Sand Collar

July 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

In “The Sand Collar,” by Susan Clements, guest essayist on Sweatpants and Coffee, the ocean haunts a young child in search of her mother’s love:    The Sand Collar At [...]