A precious few of you may remember the first iteration of The Audacity Gambit. The book was born out of a personal challenge to write something long form.
I have, at no point in my life, wanted to be a parent. So it was with the joy that I learned my insurance would cover getting my tubes out.
I recently underwent a laparoscopic bilateral salpingectomy (the fancy big name for getting one’s tubes removed). Friends and acquaintances were supportive and curious about the process, several of them because they were interested in undergoing the procedure themselves.
One defining bit of children’s TV that I still think about has the moral “things must be destroyed to keep creating/destruction is part of creation.”
Chase and I don’t do Christmas, except that we do. For the past couple of years we’ve gone to Anne and Foley’s for Christmas morning and it’s been a joy. Anne is my favourite present monster and it’s always the most pleasurable challenge to make or find her something. Last year I did a 25-day advent calender for her, so I wasn’t sure how to top that. And I gave Foley something way too goofy for her birthday, so I needed to figure out how to balance that. Chase suggested…