Entries by Mariposa

Like Velcro

While my wife was away for a nine-day visit to her parents, I decided to grow a beard. It was scruffy, with flecks of color sprinkled among the white whiskers; with it, I looked like a different man from my almost always clean-shaven former self. She liked it, but I remained unsure. It just felt […]

King of the Shower

When our children were young and we were hoping to get pregnant with a third, my wife and I took an amazing trip to Hawaii. We rented a beautiful beach house with incredible views of the ocean. The bedrooms had skylights and there was a giant lanai where you could hear the waves crash onto […]