RESIDENCY ROUNDUP: Break, Don’t Shatter

RESIDENCY ROUNDUP: Break, Don’t Shatter

The other Sunday I sat with my three young sons at church while my husband was two-but-might-as-well-have-been-a-million miles down the road in surgery, and I bounced the baby with one arm as I scrubbed crayon squiggles from the pew with the other, whisper-lecturing...
RESIDENCY ROUND UP: Between Me & the Moon

RESIDENCY ROUND UP: Between Me & the Moon

Where I come from the trees grow majestically tall and their evergreen branches blot out all but a sliver of steely gray sky and like a fern I thrive there in the constant half dark. I left thirteen years ago and for the past nine I’ve hoped to move back, but...
RESIDENCY ROUNDUP: Countdown

RESIDENCY ROUNDUP: Countdown

5. I bought a dress today, little black dress, cap sleeves, faux wrap bodice, comfortable and elegant. It’s going to look smashing with my red pumps in honor of Kansas (there’s no place like home-for-five-years), and I’m wearing it in six months as...
RESIDENCY ROUND UP: Packing my Village

RESIDENCY ROUND UP: Packing my Village

This time of year, maybe even as we speak, a beautiful couple in Oregon is unpacking their Christmas village. A hundred little ceramic houses, a glass ice skating pond, and a fluffy cloud that sprinkles white confetti snow take over their dining room and, when they’re...
RESIDENCY ROUND-UP: All Hail the Chief

RESIDENCY ROUND-UP: All Hail the Chief

I’m lying here next to my husband who has, as he so often does, fallen asleep halfway through the show we were watching. And halfway through is pretty good: more often than not, he’s out before the first fifteen minutes pass. He stays awake long enough to...
RESIDENCY ROUNDUP: Personal Statement Advice

RESIDENCY ROUNDUP: Personal Statement Advice

My husband and I have a pretty darn calm-as-a-placid-and-moonlit-lake relationship, and that’s the way we like it. However, there have been a few times things get bumpy, and it’s always when he’s applying for the next stage of training. It’s not because of the...