Vacation Fragments

New Year’s Eve and delayed planes, throw up and expired kids. Airline workers who promise the moon and hand you a pebble. Honorable workers who rent cars at 3 am. Missed turns and surprise tolls on unknown roads, scramble for quarters. Flashing lights and sirens (I swear they were quarters!) We’re here. Grandma’s condo. 5…

Home Again Home Again, Jiggety Jig

We just got back from vacation. This means that the contents of the van are now smattered around the house like some kind of hastily set up obstacle course. Ten days ago we set off in a van that was clean and organized (relatively speaking) with plenty of gum and napkins and a yet to…

One Thousand Miles, One Can of Soda

            When I was four, my parents took my sister and me to Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Camp. Chip and Dale and Winnie the Pooh showed up at our evening campfire. My sister and I played at the beach in matching Minnie Mouse swimsuits. We spent days wandering around the…